Ricky Nixon seems like a really top bloke.
After all, he didn’t have to enter a guilty plea.
He only did so to “protect” his family from “a protracted court case that would have affected everyone’s lives for months”.AFL agent Ricky Nixon, pleaded guilty to bashing former fiancee Tegan Gould. Image via SBS.
What a sensitive fella. You can’t help but feel sorry for him.
Nixon told Radio 3AW, he’s been “working tirelessly” to get on with his life.
I mean, his ex-wife paid for him to go to a psychiatric hospital. He didn’t beat her up so, obviously, this is a one-off, right? Still, he might have to cancel his upcoming comedy shows. And he doesn’t know whether he’ll get his agent’s licence back.
Oh, the injustice. The law is an ass. Look at poor Matthew Newton.
Four times he’s faced spurious assault allegations. Each time, he’s been given the appropriate penalty: community service.
It’s not because he’s rich and famous and has the best lawyers.
Like Ricky, he has mental health issues. This excuses him from any irrational behaviour, regardless of the consequences.
Where’s the compassion for our fellow man?
Take the case of UK comedian Justin Lee Collins. He pleaded not guilty to harassment.
Sure, the court heard he’d “subjected his former partner to physical, psychological and verbal abuse during the course of their relationship”.
But there wasn’t a scratch on her. The jury found him guilty. UN-BE-LIEV-ABLE.
Fortunately, the judge saw sense: community service instead of the clink.
This problem can be summed up in one word: feminazis. Whingeing bitches. Obviously not getting enough.
Like those hairy-legged lezbos ganging up on John Laws. Of course he had to ask that woman whether the sexual abuse was “her fault”.
Young girls can be very flirtatious, you know.
I’m not the only one who thinks like this. On Twitter @Seat_V29 asks a pertinent question about Tegan Gould (pictured left, displaying her injuries): “What did she expect when she hooked up with a 48 y.o unstable alcoholic who f**ked up everything he touched? Play with fire…”
Bang on my friend, pardon the pun.
Another excellent point from @_elliottri: “Agree. Equality means women take some responsibility 4 bad relationships with bad guys.”
Yep. Some women are just asking for it.
Which is why the Victorian Premier should lay off the laws. Napthine wants to make it even harder for a guy to show a girl the back of his hand.
Jeez, how else are you expected to keep them in line?
Even the NSW police are behaving like wimps. They want “better training and tougher penalties” to deal with the 850 AVO applications every week.
I’ll tell you who they should crack down on: women making vexatious claims. Most of these applications would be utter bullshit. (I should know. My ex-wife made five.)
Tegan can’t be too scarred by her experience – she says she’s “happy” Ricky’s copped a slap on the wrist.
This victim impact statement should be filed under Fiction.
As for, “I have felt intimidated and lived in fear of him hurting me again”, well, boo hoo.
Save your tears for 60 Minutes, where you can “give strength to other women who are in violent relationships”.
I won’t be watching.
I’ll be shedding a tear – and having a beer – for the man whose life you ruined. Here’s to you, Ricky.
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