Former ‘The Chase’ host Andrew O’Keefe arrested over alleged assault of a woman

Jan 27, 2022
Andrew O'Keefe was arrested early January 27 with charges expected to be laid. Source: Getty Images.


Former television host Andrew O’Keefe has been charged after the alleged assault of a woman in the Sydney CBD.

Just before 1.40pm on Tuesday, January 25, a 38-year-old woman attended a unit at Kent Street to meet the occupant, a 50-year-old man. Police allege an argument ensued, with the man allegedly assaulting and choking the woman before she was able to leave the unit.

Police arrested a 50-year-old man on Thursday, January 27 at approximately 4.30am.

He was taken to Day Street Police Station and has now been charged with two counts of ‘intentionally choking a person without consent’, three counts of ‘common assault’ and one count of ‘assault occasioning actual bodily harm’.

He has been refused bail and is due to appear at Central Local Court on Friday, January 28.

Former host of The Chase Andrew O’Keefe has been arrested over the alleged assault of a woman in a Sydney apartment, as reported by ABC News.

Police allege a man grabbed the woman by the throat, pushed her to the ground and punched her. O’Keefe was arrested early Thursday morning, January 27 in relation to this incident, with charges expected to be laid later today.

“A verbal argument ensued between the pair, before the man allegedly assaulted the woman — grabbing her by the throat, pushing her to the ground and punching her,” a police statement said.

“The man allegedly assaulted the woman a second time — punching and kicking her — before she left the unit.”

More to come as this story develops.

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