News Limited published photos of the destruction that followed a violent outburst by Grant Hackett in October last year while his wife Candice Alley and two children were in the home. The images showed holes punched in walls, a bedroom door all but obliterated and his wife’s grand piano tipped over on its side.
The damage was done after an alleged boozy turn at Derby Day. At the time Hackett told media the incident was an ‘unfortunate understanding’ and that the family was ‘100 per cent OK’.
Candice and Grant announced their split in May this year.
The fallout from incident has caught up with the former swim star, who is also set to commentate for Channel Nine during this year’s Olympics. A children’s charity set up in the wake of the Port Arthur massacre to protect children from violence – The Allanah and Madeline Foundation – informed Hackett’s management he was no longer required as an ambassador last week, before the photos were published.
Hackett’s employers Westpac and Channel Nine have both stated he remains with them.
Here’s what else is on our radar today and from the weekend:
1. And Eurovision was on over the weekend, complete with catchy music and a bit of pizzazz in the fashion stakes. Sweden won the competition in an upset.