Packer v Gyngell, do we have double standards?


Packer v Gyngell…

Ok this isn’t the crime of the century folks. But seeing the “Incident” is being investigated I thought it worthy of inclusion if not for the very least, we have a laugh at the upper end of town and realise that we are all the same in many ways. Or is this more to this?

Do these rich blokes have a higher standard? Would lesser folk be arrested punching up on the beach-front of Bondi (Something I’m sure Packer would insist on if they were spilling blood (or teeth apparently) outside his home. haha Let me know what you think!

Lots of pics but wanted to grab them before they get plastered with watermarks.

UPDATE 07/05/14 COPS FORCED TO CONDUCT FULL INVESTIGATION

 
I’m guessing to the public outrage and accusations of double standards
(Let’s remember, individuals have been charged for just shoving each other in public, at the footy, the beach, outside nightclubs etc for ages in NSW)

Cops are NOW in a full investigation over these 2 RICH tossers with bogan fashion sense.

BTW to see are serious opinion scroll down to the bottom!

Packer the Whacker: What sparked the battle?

IT IS the fist fight to make ’Straya proud.

A billionaire and a millionaire belting each other on the streets of Sydney’s exclusive eastern suburbs.

On Sunday, gaming mogul James Packer and his ex-best mate, now best mate again, Nine boss David Gyngell came to blows over a Channel Nine news van lurking outside Packer’s $20 million pad.

Once the aggression subsided, and the mates released a statement saying they were besties once more, Packer decided to heal his wounds and spoil himself with some caviar, darling.

The aftermath party was the best invite in town. The guest list included a selection of Sydney’s elite. They ate caviar, hugged it out and had a laugh. It was the best of times, after the worst of times.

First the doc turned up to check the damage. One broken head. One pair of ripped Packie dacks. One lucky rich dude with a camera.

Not long after, Lachlan Murdoch rocked up to soothe Packer’s angst. He looked remarkably cheerful, despite the fact he missed the high society event of the year.

Then Packer’s ex-best mate, now best mate again, “Gynge”, popped by to kiss and make up. The reconciliation chats ended in a box of seafood and gourmet food, including blueberries, bacon, caviar and pastrami. Smothered in gold leaf.

Upon leaving the Bondi Beach pad, Gyngell looked content with how his apology went down and the feast he was provided. “Thirty-five years of friendship doesn’t change on a few of those — thanks guys,” he said to the media pack before heading off to his office, looking remarkably full.

Not long after, the two were tight as ever. Nine released a statement saying everyone has their “ups and downs”.

Yep. Everyone’s had that moment where they find themselves in their trackies punching on with their childhood friend on the streets of Sydney and then feasting on caviar to recover.

After a long day of brawlin’, Mr Packer worked up quite the appetite. Some unidentified people came and went, then the pizza arrived.

After a wild day entertaining Australia with great puns, Packer called it a night. Tomorrow was a regular day.

Well, until Karl turned up first thing. Bringing a copy of the NT News to brighten Packer’s day.
We’re not sure how that joke went down — or how Karl’s face looks now.
After Karl rubbed salt in the wound, mum Roz turned up to support her black-eyed son, reassuring Packer no one will notice the massive shiner on his right eye.

Dressed in a sharp suit, Packer finally emerged and all of Australia noticed the massive shiner on his right eye.

What to do now the party has ended? What all billionaires do.

Get the hell outta here on your private jet. It’s been real, James.

Bravo, NT News. Picture: Supplied

Unsurprisingly, Sunday’s fist fight between the billionaire and television executive landed the front page of nearly every newspaper around the country and even made international headlines.

Various publications including The Hollywood Reporter, the Times of India and the South China Morning Post have given blow-by-blow descriptions of the pair’s public feud outside Packer’s multimillion-dollar pad.

Some opted for a more serious tone, but NT News is undoubtedly our favourite.

Daily Telegraph.
Courier Mail.
The Advertiser.

What’s going on at James Packer’s place after his public brawl with David Gyngell?

IT IS the fist fight to make ’Straya proud.

BONDI’S SUNDAY STREET FIGHTING James PACKER vs David GYNGELL SUNDAY 4TH MAY at BONDI BEACH

“I swear it’s just a coincidence”. “AHHHHHHHHH”.

A billionaire and a millionaire belting each other on the streets of Sydney’s exclusive eastern suburbs.

Barefoot bandit takes on Packie dacks.

Barefoot bandit takes on Packie dacks. 

On Sunday, gaming mogul James Packer and his ex-best mate, now best mate again, Nine boss David Gyngell came to blows over a Channel Nine news van lurking outside Packer’s $20 million pad.

A little love fest on a Sunday afternoon.

A little love fest on a Sunday afternoon. 

Once the aggression subsided, and the mates released a statement saying they were besties once more, Packer decided to heal his wounds and spoil himself with some caviar, darling.

Packer’s wingman John Alexander kicks off the celebrity guest list arrivals.

Packer’s wingman John Alexander kicks off the celebrity guest list arrivals.

The aftermath party was the best invite in town. The guest list included a selection of Sydney’s elite. They ate caviar, hugged it out and had a laugh. It was the best of times, after the worst of times.

And Packer was worried about ONE news van.

And Packer was worried about ONE news van. 

First the doc turned up to check the damage. One broken head. One pair of ripped “Packiedacks”. One lucky rich dude with a camera.

The doctor prescribes two Panadol.

The doctor prescribes two Panadol. 

Not long after, Lachlan Murdoch rocked up to soothe Packer’s angst. He looked remarkably cheerful, despite the fact he missed the high society event of the year.

Lachlan finally makes it to the party.

Lachlan finally makes it to the party. 

Then Packer’s ex-best mate, now best mate again, “Gynge”, popped by to kiss and make up. The reconciliation chats ended in a box of seafood and gourmet food, including blueberries, bacon, caviar and pastrami. Smothered in gold leaf.

Real men eat berries.

Real men eat berries. 

Upon leaving the Bondi Beach pad, Gyngell looked content with how his apology went down and the feast he was provided. “Thirty-five years of friendship doesn’t change on a few of those — thanks guys,” he said to the media pack before heading off to his office, looking remarkably full.

An emotional Gyngell leaves after their bromance is stitched back together.

An emotional Gyngell leaves after their bromance is stitched back together. 

Not long after, the two were tight as ever. Nine released a statement saying everyone has their “ups and downs”.

Yep. Everyone’s had that moment where they find themselves in their trackies punching on with their childhood friend on the streets of Sydney and then feasting on caviar to recover.

The ups.

The ups. 

The high-stakes wrestling match between Packer and Gyngell.

The downs. 

After a long day of brawlin’, Mr Packer worked up quite the appetite. Some unidentified people came and went, then the pizza arrived.

A boys night isn’t complete without a couple of slices of pizza.

A boys night isn’t complete without a couple of slices of pizza. 

After a wild day entertaining Australia with great puns, Packer called it a night. Tomorrow was a regular day.

Ha ha.

Ha ha.

Well, until Karl turned up first thing. Bringing a copy of the NT News to brighten Packer’s day. We’re not sure how that joke went down — or how Karl’s face looks now.

Not appropriate, Karl.

Not appropriate, Karl. 

After Karl rubbed salt in the wound, mum Roz turned up to support her black-eyed son, reassuring Packer no one will notice the massive shiner on his right eye.

What did Roz say?

What did Roz say? 

Dressed in a sharp suit, Packer finally emerged and all of Australia noticed the massive shiner on his right eye.

“Just a little mark, no one will notice.”

“Just a little mark, no one will notice.” 

What to do now the party has ended? What all billionaires do. Get the hell outta here on your private jet. It’s been real, James.

Thanks for stopping by, James Packer.

Thanks for stopping by, James Packer

James Packer and David Gyngell risk business reputations over Bondi brawl

It’s often said that reputations are built up over a lifetime and lost in an instant.

So could a violent street brawl permanently damage the profiles of two of Australia’s most prominent corporate high-flyers?

At the very least, James Packer and David Gyngell are not exactly the pin-up boys or role models for resolving personal or office tensions behind closed doors.

They probably never have been, and now they probably never will be, at least as long as the pictures and video from a Bondi footpath continue to go viral around the world.

Regardless of who is to blame, top corporate positions at listed companies do have responsibilities that go beyond financial transactions and doing deals that make money for shareholders.

Both the Nine Entertainment Group and Crown Holdings hold their employees from the chairman down to codes of conduct that are presumably enforceable.

While not specifically mentioning brawls on footpaths outside the home of a best mate, the Nine code states:

“Employees must avoid any situations involving divided loyalty and a conflict between their personal interests and those of Nine Entertainment Co.”

It appears that the Bondi punch-up was indeed personal, meaning that Nine chief executive Mr Gyngell could be portrayed as inadvertently mixing a stoush between friends with his public profile.

There is a similar, though stronger, code of conduct in place at Crown Holdings where Mr Packer is chairman, which stipulates that directors, “must not allow personal interests, or the interests of any associated person, to conflict with the interests of Crown”.

In terms of reputation management, which is of critical importance in the gaming business, directors are told they, “should not engage in conduct likely to bring discredit upon Crown”.

Of course, it is unlikely Mr Packer will be questioned by Crown’s board or disciplined as a result of the Bondi brawl – after all, he is also the major shareholder with a 50.1 per cent stake.

However, institutional and retail investors might have some uncomfortable questions when Nine Entertainment and Crown hold their annual general meetings later this year.

First punch could hurt Gyngell

Revelations that Mr Gyngell threw the first punch in a public place in a brawl with Australia’s richest man could harm his future as Nine chief executive.

Shareholder activist and Australian Shareholders Association spokesman Stephen Mayne told The World Today that Mr Gyngell might be forced to “take a fall” as a result.

In the case of Mr Packer, parents of young adults contemplating a visit to a Crown establishment might well be asking questions based on the behaviour of the man who is the walking brand of the company.

They may ask: does the Packer-Gyngell street brawl implicitly endorse the the use of fists to resolve disputes, whether personal or business?

What is their advice on how to settle or mediate disputes? Behind closed doors or on the street in front of passing paparazzi?

The upshot is that both Mr Gyngell and Mr Packer need to assess their anger management techniques and their commitment to the corporate social responsibility policies in place at Crown and Nine.

acker v Gyngell: morning after the brawl before0Play video

14 thoughts on “Packer v Gyngell, do we have double standards?

  1. Not sure what happened,I think the gallery images doubled up and made it much longer. But anyway these 2 mega rich VERY powerful grown men PROVE that boys will be boys. What gets to us mere mortal men also gets on the nerves of these filthy rich bastards.

    I hope one or both get charged, maybe they will but money talks and a conviction for anything remotely criminal including losing a tooth on public property shall be excluded, so sad.
    Cheers Robbo

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  2. When the going gets tough, the tough get going, or should that be when the rich get tough the rich get going Ha,Ha, All their greedy billions of dollars they have both built up, from Crown Casino and The Media, Ninemsn – and these rich dickheads act like a couple of pissed thugs coming out of a seedy nightclub!….. I bet there,s a lot more to this punch-up, than they are saying?.. Friends for more than 35 years. Just as well their still good mates then, and don’t hate each other……. Kerry Packer would be proud of his boy! I didn’t know Jamie Packer had been taken lessons from the school of hard knocks, Ha,Ha!
    The new role models for violence on the streets and one punch can kill!……. Pity Gina Rinehart, and wasn’t there to take a wager and spur on these last of the knucklehead men, Ha,Ha! This is so bloody funny! He could start a billion dollar new business venture, instead of Jimmy Sharmans boxing, James Packer could run the bare knuckle boxing titles, from a boxing ring with his gang of thugs of ”Crown Security Bouncers inc”,who are good at getting away with killing crown clients, like that innocent guy they ganged up on and” choke held to death” those who misbehave in Packers-Melbourne Crown Casino!, and yet he lets them still kept their jobs in the crown security team!……………………..”.Packer vs Gyngell”,– rematch– Tickets at all Crown Casino,s….Rocky: Jamie Packer better get some heavy weight boxing training from Mick Gatto, and get him un-banned from Crown Casino!……..And get Tom Waterhouse to organise the Betting!………………..

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  3. Just as well James Packers specialty Choke Hold Trained Killer- Bouncer Security guards, didn’t break up the Packer vs Gyngell fight like the way their killer mates at Melbourne Crown Casino attend to misbehaving Crown Casino Clients. Their real good like a large pack of Dogs at bouncing and jumping in on their innocent victims, and forcefully dragging them and using killer, suffocating choke holds, on victims at James Packers naughty Crown Casino clients!…….

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  4. Just a typical Aussie scrap amongst mates. The cops shouldn’t waste any more resources on this. It wasn’t a coward punch, neither were taken by surprise. Funny though that they were both dressed in the daggiest of clothes, lol. Gynge was barefoot, hair everywhere, James in tracky daks after stepping off a plane.

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  5. I’m guessing to the public outrage and accusations of double standards
    (Let’s remember, individuals have been charged for just shoving each other in public, at the footy, the beach, outside nightclubs etc for ages in NSW)

    Cops are NOW in a full investigation over these 2 RICH tossers with bogan fashion sense.

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  6. Is this how two of Australia’s top business men (& the Companies they represent) believe conflict should be resolved?
    Had two ordinary citizens fought like this in their respective establishments, would there be no consequences? Hardly!
    Then there is the ‘one-punch’ proving fatal issue. They exchanged many more than one punch but any one of their punches might have had fatal consequences. Lucky !
    Clearly, neither money nor a private education can create class. The open question remains though whether we are all equal at law.

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  7. TezzSezz, you are spot on !……. One of these super rich high profile ratbags, could have been connected with a deadly or life changing punch or head injury inflicted to their heads on a hard landing! These rich Bozos who are the most successful public image of Australias and the Worlds Wealthiest Business Chiefs , that being Channel 9 and the Internet 9MSN and Crown Casinos international, and both the richest of men in the few 1% of Australias Most Wealthy People
    They both need to go into every Australia States Hospitals Emergency rooms and wards- Critical Head Injuries operating theatres and recovery areas. And think about how one or both of them could so easily ended up in such tragic hospital places as head injury emergency rooms are! Places of tragic life changing moments!……And many taken there, be cause of the stupidity of a punch on or a public fight!……………The late . Kerry Packer, father of James,- once nearly died from a heart attack, a few years before he later died. Such was his admiration for the Hospitals Emergency Response help to his coronary attack, the way the Heart Surgeons spared him on this occasion. — That he funded the hospital from his large wealth to purchase more new emergency equipment to help save more future lives, did leave him a admired legacy from the public!……. So these two Billionaires could take a visit to many or all of these Head Trauma Hospitals, all around Australia , and take the cream from one of his cashed up casinos and give a few million dollars of gamblers loses from the poker and blackjack tables in the Hi-flyers mahogany room and a nice donation or funding to a few or all Critical Head Injuries Trauma Units at the- ”ER”- Emergency Response Hospitals!…….Kerry Packer made a big difference to the betterment and rescue of human lives!……… So too, could Young James Packer VS Gyngal, do some good, and get some positive media press from their stupid punch- up fight , that could have had serious consequences brought upon them either way, from a wrong connected stupid punch or fall, ”remember Cricketer David Hookes” and many others taking out!…………., One Punch or Kick or impact or even causing a fall can kill!……. ………Bye the way, I know what I am talking about, as just four years ago, I was the defenceless victim of a senseless beating, punching and mutable kicking to the head, by a gang of more than 10 coward , drug and alcohol affected men, out for a good time and looking for a victim to let off their steam on, just to bash someone for fun!….. What saved me from a potentially fatal of life changing permanent head injury, was that I was wearing a bike helmet, which took the many deadly repeated blows to my head.!…… I did survive, no thanks to these pack of violent dogs and was very saw, battered and bruised, but the helmet, it did save my life. The Bike helmet was mutilated an damaged beyond all recognition , fractured into pieces. This is all that saved my head from their several blows, when the stuck their boots in to me! These coward idiots that beat me up, had their minutes fun and then all ran off, and left me for dead!…. Only one of them were ever caught out of more than 10 of them that took part in my assault!. And tis was in front of more than twenty intoxicated on-lookers, of which not one came to my help or aid! But in fact they all cheered these maniacs and egged them on!….One of them got only Six months jail!. A slap on the wrist. But at least I was lucky to survive, as many bashing victims have died or worst still, had permanent head and mental health injuries inflicted senseless upon them by these mucho men cowards, of which many of them have ever been caught or punished for their affray or assaults on their helpless victims!………….. But I do continue to live with the headaches and that something in my head is just not right, tiredness, depression- post traumatic stress and anger of the invasion and attack upon me!……………This is why I have so much empathy for all Victims of Violent Crime!……..
    The Message hear is one kick or punch or whack to the head can kill, or leave the victim with life changing injuries, which never heal!……………………….Fighting is a mugs game that can eventually kill the mind, one way or the other!…………………………………………………………..

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  8. I’M OUTRAGED!
    WHAT IS THIS NEW LAW THAT HAS BEEN PASSED, THE ONE PUNCH LAW = 8 YEARS JAIL. NOW SURLEY MORE THAN ONE PUNCH WAS THROWN.
    OR DO THE PICTURES LIE.
    PACKER IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW, THREW THE 1ST PUNCH PUT HIM IN JAIL AS THE LAW STATES IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE WHAT HE OWNS OR WHO HE THINKS HE IS, IF HE COULD ACTUALLY PUNCH “NOT SLAP” THATS THE ONLY WAY HE COULD WRIGGLE OUT OF IT.
    CONSIDERING HE’S WERE HE IS FROM EXPLOITING OTHERS ON THE MEDIA ACCURENT AFFAIR, 60 MINUTES, HE’S WHINGING ABOUT NEWS VANS PARKED OUTSIDE ON PUBLIC LAND, OWE I FORGOT THAT CAN BE BROUGHT. JUST LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE I. AUSTRALIA WHATS GOOD FOR THE GOOSE IS GOOD FOR THE GANDER!
    HE SHOULD BE CHARGED WITH THE ONE PUNCH RULE!!

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    • I have to disagree. The once punch law is specifically about the penalties one can hand down for alcohol fuelled punches that kill. These punches come out of nowhere and are unanticipated by the victim, no chance to protect themselves when they fall. The Packer/Gyngell fight was a donny between mates who were already angry with each other and no doubt knew they would come to blows. It is irrelevant how much money these two have or how they got their money. Gyngell went to Packer by the way – he could have stayed at home. And as they said, it was more than about the news van, there has been something simmering between them for months. It is what it is, a schoolyard scrap. Good grief, I have 4 sons and they have gone fist to fist at times. Best buds afterwards. I believe this has blown out of all proportion because they are well known. Cops break up bigger and better fights than that every night with no charges laid. P.S. Can I ask that you not post in all caps, it is really hard to read. Thank you for listening to my opinion.

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      • Sorry for caps, I’m shouting, I’m that cranky! that there is one set of rules for one human who has friends in High places & another set for the rest who dont.
        You hit the nail on the Head it should not matter how much money you have.
        The law is suppost to be equal no one not even Mr Sheen or Mr Squiggle is above the law not even the queens councillors. .
        1st how do you know alcohol was not involved were they breathalised? , WHY should that make a difference actually it should be double the trouble for being in control, a punch is a punch no matter if you are sober or drunk as a skunk. Or if you are ready to be hit or in this case slapped or not. The outcome could have been brain damage to Mr Gyngel.
        What if packers punch landed & Mr Gyngel fell hitting his head. The INTENT was there no difference from attempted murder.
        It was in a public place, on the footpath. The other people who have been charged with fighting or that have assult charges against them for a whole lot less must be shaking their hrads in disbelief.At least you have an excuse that I was out of my mind on alcohol. If no alcohol was present its even worse as they are in full control of their thoughts & emotions.
        What sort of message does this send to the young and impressionable. Or the people who have lost loved ones from fighting.
        Pscker should be charged to the full extent of the law. USED AS AN EXAMPLE, To deter other would be punchers & king hitters.
        Its about time someone in the NSW police force has the balls to stand up to Packer. What a discrace. Good on you Mr Gyngel I vote you for Australian of the Year, its about time someone put this yuppie in his place.
        He who throws the 1st punch is the instigator. Mr Gyngel was protecting himself. I still say he should be charged under the one punch rule, Just because someone does not fall to the ground should not matter. If many more punches followed this makes it that many more times serious.
        There should be an investigation into how no assult charges were not handed out. Community service at least. Gambling is a scurge on society & you cannot outrun Karma

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        • I still think this incident would come under the offence “affray’ – fighting in a public place. The one-punch law is quite specific. These guys argued on the phone and Gyngell confronted packer. Doesn’t matter who threw the first punch, they were primed for an argument or even a physical fight so there was forethought. Despite being mates there was some recent bad blood between them and it spilled over. I still think this is not the big deal it has been made out to be but I respect your opinions. I am not a fighter but I do know that if I had recently split from my spouse and my mate (and best man) was criticising me for leaving them amongst other things then I think I might have eventually boiled over too – there is always the straw that breaks the camel’s back. I don’t want to judge these guys over obvious emotional stuff. We aren’t privy to their personal dealings.

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  9. What Packers – Melbourne Crown Casino Security Bouncers Goon Squad, did to that innocent guy in his Casino, was even far worse. If this Guy was at all in fact playing up in Packers Casino, he didn’t need to be handled with the deadly force that these brutes in suits were handing out to him. They could have still took this guy him down with reasonable force, that would have still prevented him from causing any danger to the other security bouncers or Crown Casino Patrons……… These thugs all rushed at this guy, and held him in a deadly choke hold, which is strictly against the law to be used by any Licenced Crowd Controller or Security Officer. The Law states that Bouncers must only use Minimum Force in proportion to the risk or threat upon them!…… The brutes were under no threat, and very much outnumbered this Crown Casino Patron!…….. This Guy was suffocated by them holding him down in a deadly outlawed choke hold!……. They didn’t need to go to this level to safely restrain him, until the Police arrived to take over!………….”The Crown Casino Bouncers”, and ”Rent A Cops” they should all of been found guilty of Murder, and at the very least – recklessly cause serious injury and Manslaughter!…………… They all got off!…… And even kept their Crowd Control Victorian Security Licences!…………. The Murdered Mans family were payed out a Packer- undisclosed secret payout, and the matter will go no further!……………. Bloody Bullshit, these mongrals should have got a very lengthy jail term, and should be given a life ban and never be allowed to work in the Security industries ever again any where in Australia!……….. ………………………………….Imagine if the same dickheads in Packers camp Goon Squad, reacted the same way over their Boss and Gyngell , breaking up their fight!….And strangled one of them!……………….Double Standards in Justice!

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