AVO Against Jodhi Meares’ Fiancé Stands After Assault Charge

Jodhi Meares

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Fashion designer and ex-wife of bazillionaire James Packer, Jodhi Meares, was reportedly involved in a domestic incident with her fiancé, Noiseworks singer Jon Stevens, earlier this week, and now the pair might not be able to contact one another until a hearing three months from now.

News.com.au reports that police were called to a Wolseley Road premises in the early hours of Monday morning, February 9, after hearing of a domestic argument involving a 52-year-old man and 42-year-old woman. Rose Bay Local Area Command’s officers visited the site, where they spoke to the couple and reportedly wound up arresting Stevens.

Stevens was taken to Waverley Police Station and charged with assault before being released on bail. Rose Bay police applied for an interim AVO which, if granted, would restrict Stevens from contacting Meares for 28 days.

The musician was scheduled for a hearing before Waverley Local Court today, February 12, but Sydney Confidential reports that neither Meares or Stevens showed up. The interim AVO will now be in place until the next hearing on May 18.

Meares’ laywer, Chris Murphy, claims the AVO was sought by Rose Bay police “in accordance with normal procedures”, and that Meares is not fearful of Stevens after their alleged domestic argument early Monday morning, February 9. “She is totally without fear or concerns in relation to any future conduct,” he said in a statement posted to his Twitter. “I am also instructed by my client that there is absolutely no history of violence in the relationship.”

According to news.com.au, Meares, the founder of swimwear label Tigerlily and new activewear label The Upside, suffered a minor injury to her wrist during the alleged domestic, which reportedly occurred after she found text messages on Stevens’ phone.

[via Sydney Confidential / news.com.au]

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