First off, I want to say I have a very good understanding of Mental health Issues…, first, second and third hand, I DO NOT make light of those suffering who WANT to help themselves instead of looking for excuses…
UPDATE 08/04/12 NEWTON ARRESTED IN THE USA AND LOCKED UP FOR RESISTING ARREST looking forward to Chris Murphy telling as about this latest issue and how it should be dealt with by the mental health act rather than the crimes act…Lets all start doing that…
Here are some other criminal acts he has been up to I posted previously…http://aussiecriminals.wordpress.com/2010/08/23/matthew-hit-me/ and http://aussiecriminals.wordpress.com/2010/08/23/matthew-newton-stuffs-up-again-rachael-taylor-applies-for-avo/
Mugshots of a battered and somber looking Newton has been posted online on a US website.
Newton was arrested on Friday night (US time) by Miami-Dade County police for trespassing on property after being warned and resisting an officer without violence.
A large gash is visible above Newton’s right eye.
Newton’s long-suffering mother Patti Newton refused to comment when questioned about the incident
Newton was involved in a “big scuffle” with the police before being arrested.
Newton had fled to the United States in an attempt to resurrect his career after a number of ugly incidents.
TROUBLED actor Matthew Newton has been charged with allegedly punching a Sydney taxi driver in the head.Now honestly, this bonehead has been living off the coat tails of his somewhat famous father and mother since he was about 3. It certainly opened doors, and NOW hopefully those same doors are being slammed tight shut, ready to be opened by hard-working talented actors who had the misfortune of not coming from a famous Aussie TV Family…This dipstick just does not get it…
He is not some Hollywood megatsar who the world bends over backwards for.
Matthew is the mildly talented son of a TV legend, Bert Newton, who surely has used up every favour he was ever owed over his 60 year career!
Police allege Newton hailed a cab in Crows Nest at 10.30 Sunday morning December 4.
”The driver alleges he then became aggressive and punched him in the head,” a police spokesman said today.
”The 66-year-old driver stopped the cab and it is alleged he was assaulted again.”