tennis star Nick Kyrgios He is due to appear in court next month in the Australian capital Canberra after allegations of assaulting his ex-girlfriend late last year, according to Australian news reports.
When asked about the court appearance on Tuesday, Australian Police told CNN in a statement: “ACT Police can confirm that the 27-year-old Watson man is scheduled to face ACT Court on August 2 in connection with one common charge of assault following an incident in December 2021.”
Attorney Jason Moffett, who is reported to be representing Kyrgios, said Canberra Times, who first broke the news, said he was made aware of the matter, which was “in the context of a home relationship”. Moffett said his client was aware of the charge.
“The nature of the allegation is serious, and Mr Kyrgios takes the allegation very seriously,” Moffett told the Canberra Times.
“Given that the matter is before the court … he has no comment at this point, but over time we will issue a media statement,” Moffett added.
Amid reports that Kyrgios has been formally charged, Kyrgios’ legal representation clarified in a statement sent to CNN: “Currently, the allegations are not considered facts by the court, and Kyrgios is not considered accused of a crime until first appearance.
“Until the court formally accepts that the plaintiff will proceed with a charge, and that the charge before the court will be applied to the person summoned to appear, it may be misleading to the public to describe the subpoena in any way other than the official directive to appear in the face of the allegations, the precise nature of which remains unknown Confirmed at this moment and has not been confirmed by the prosecution or Mr. Kyrgios.”
Kyrgios, who is set to play Chilean Christian Garin on Wednesday at Wimbledon, has reached the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam for the first time in seven years.
“We have been notified of the legal proceedings relating to Nick Kyrgios in Australia and, as it is still ongoing, we are not in a position to provide comment,” an All England Club spokesperson said in a statement sent to CNN, adding that Kyrgios remains in place. He was scheduled to play the quarter-final match on Wednesday.
Correction: This story has been updated to reflect the subpoena of Kyrgios in connection with the charge.
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