Manly star Dylan Walker has been found not guilty of assault against girlfriend Alexandra Ivkovic, after Ivkovic was charged for pulling her ponytail and causing her to fall to the ground.
Walker had his charges dismissed in Manly Local Court on Friday, including domestic violence-related assault occasioning actual bodily harm and common assault.
Magistrate Michelle Goodwin had the following to say on the assault.
“I am simply not satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt of the guilt of Mr Walker.”
In court, Walker told the magistrate he followed her outside after a dispute in the hope to speak with her, before just touching her on the shoulder before she fell.
“I just reached out with my left hand to touch her shoulder, just turning her towards me,” Walker said.
“Then she fell, fell onto the ground.”
Ivkovic spoke about the incident, and while she originally told NSW Police Walker pulled her hair to the ground, she made another statement in court.
“When I fell, I thought at the time that he had grabbed my hair but then I realised that he didn’t,” she said.