Actor John Jarratt in a promotional picture taken during the making of the movie Wolf Creek.
Actor John Jarratt in a promotional picture taken during the making of the movie Wolf Creek.

AVO issued against Tweed movie star

By MADELEINE DOHERTY

A LITTLE bit of Wolf Creek came to the North Coast yesterday when a woman took out an apprehended violence order against John Jarratt because she felt intimidated by the television and movie star.

The tenant, Bridgette Toni Davis, was in Murwillumbah Local Court applying for a 12-month apprehended violence order against Mr Jarratt.

Ms Davis claimed Jarratt made threatening phone calls and that he spray-painted doors and the floor of the patio at the Crystal Creek property in early April.

Jarratt, who was not in court, consented to the order without admissions.

Outside the court Jarrett's wife, Cody, with a Channel Nine TV crew, claimed Ms Davis and her partner were less than desirable tenants.

Ms Davis said the Jarratts were throwing their weight around and yesterday's court proceedings were about her landlord's behaviour.

"The tenancy issue is another matter, and they should follow the correct procedure," Ms Davis said.

Before leaving Mrs Jarratt admitted that her husband had spray-painted the doors and patio.

Ms Davis said she had initially rented the cottage at the back of Jarratt's property three years ago, and leased the main house when he moved to Brisbane six months ago.

But the relationship turned ugly after Ms Davis and her partner, Brett Girard, complained to the Tweed Shire Council about the smell from the septic tank at the rear cottage.



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