Wallabies star Kurtley Beale faces courtroom over alleged rape in Bondi pub bathroom that noticed him barred from enjoying all types of rugby
- Beale, 34, entered formal pleas to 3 prices
- Will face trial for alleged sexual assault in January 2024
- Insists allegation was ‘falsely introduced in opposition to me’
Suspended rugby star Kurtley Beale will stand trial in January accused of sexually assaulting a girl after an alleged incident at a Sydney pub.
The 34-year-old formally pleaded not responsible to at least one depend of sexual activity with out consent and two counts of sexual touching when he appeared in Downing Centre District Courtroom on Friday.
An additional cost of inciting one other to sexually contact the alleged sufferer was withdrawn in June.
Beale, who’s on bail, is accused of sexually assaulting the 28-year-old lady on the Seashore Highway Lodge close to Bondi Seashore late at night time on December 17 final 12 months and early within the morning the next day.
An interim apprehended violence order in opposition to Beale is predicted to come back again earlier than the courts after the trial.
Beale (pictured outdoors a Sydney courtroom on Friday) formally pleaded not responsible to at least one depend of sexual activity with out consent and two counts of sexual touching
He didn’t remark outdoors courtroom on Friday, nevertheless he informed media in June he was devastated by the accusations.
‘I am not responsible. The allegation has been falsely (introduced) in opposition to me and the reality will come out,’ he stated.
The gifted Waratahs and Wallabies playmaker has 95 Australian caps.
He gained the 2011 John Eales medal for participant of the 12 months.
Due to the authorized proceedings Rugby Australia suspended Beale from all types of rugby in January, per week after he took half in a 44-man Wallabies coaching camp.
The costs noticed the rugby star suspended from all types of the sport, ruining his probabilities of representing his nation on the World Cup later this 12 months
Beale has made 95 appearances for the Wallabies – however his footy profession is now in jeopardy
Beale was anticipated to be given a recent lease of life beneath re-appointed Wallabies coach Eddie Jones after being omitted from Dave Rennie’s squad for the spring tour to Europe.
Beale final 12 months returned to Australia after a spell at French membership Racing 92 and in October he and spouse Maddi celebrated the start of their first son.
Jones has lengthy talked in glowing phrases of the veteran’s distinctive presents on the sector.
‘Kurtley is probably the most splendidly gifted participant,” he has stated.
‘He does issues different gamers do not even dream of.’
He’ll subsequent be in courtroom on December 1 earlier than his trial on January 15, 2024.