Former TV star and once game show king Andrew O’Keefe was fighting in court to clear his name after he was charged with assaulting and choking a woman.
O’Keefe was hit with six charges in January after police alleged that he grabbed a woman by the throat, punched her and pushed her to the ground.
O’Keefe claimed that it was self-defense and that he was the victim of assault, the complainant in his case has not been charged with any offense.
The 50-year-old was dressed in prison greens when he faced Sydney’s Central Local Court on Friday via audiovisual from the Metropolitan Reception and Remand Centre at Silverwater jail.
He pleaded not guilty to all charges.
In the weeks after his arrest, he was then charged by police after they found 1.5g of marijuana, he has since then pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing a prohibited drug and is waiting to be sentenced.
O’Keefe has been remanded in custody and this week he lost his latest bid for bail in the NSW Supreme Court.
Magistrate Alison Viney has set July 18th as the hearing date.