The 32- year old pleaded not guilty to intimidation and a count of common assault whilst also contending an apprehended violence order given by Mr Hooke, but was found guilty of intimidation while the assault charge was thrown out.
Magistrate Robert Rabbidge upheld the decision to prevent Burgess from going within 1km of Mr Hooke.
“I’ve found you guilty and I note you were going through a lot of agony and it wasn’t easy for you,” Magistrate Rabbige said.
“This was a terrifying experience for Phoebe Burgess, and of course her dad in particular.”
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In the hearings in November and January, Burgess admitted to being involved in a confrontation with Mr Hooke, but also contended that it was Mr Hooke who started the confrontation and threatened to ruin his career.
Mr Hooke on the other hand, claimed that Burgess was “wild” and “crazy” and felt that he wanted to fight.
After being found guilty, Burgess spoke briefly about result outside the court.
“(I’m) confused with the decision, we’ve appealed the decision,” he said.
“I’m not going to say anything further. Thankyou.”