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Nick Kyrgios admits to assaulting girlfriend

Updated on: 04 February,2023 09:05 AM IST  |  Canberra
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“I know it wasn’t OK and I’m sincerely sorry for the hurt I caused,” he said in a statement

Nick Kyrgios admits to assaulting girlfriend

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Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios on Friday pleaded guilty to assaulting a former girlfriend, but avoided a conviction for what the magistrate called a “single act of stupidity”. 

Appearing in a Canberra court, the Wimbledon finalist admitted assaulting then-girlfriend Chiara Passari on January 10, 2021, by pushing her to the ground after a heated argument. Kyrgios said he was “not in a good place” at the time, and that he “reacted to a difficult situation in a way I deeply regret”. “I know it wasn’t OK and I’m sincerely sorry for the hurt I caused,” he said in a statement. 

Passari lodged a complaint with police 10 months after the incident, after the pair had broken up. In a statement read to the court, Passari said she was severely traumatised by the incident, experiencing weight loss, staying in bed but unable to sleep or form new romantic relationships.

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