Matthew Newton
Matthew Newton Getty Images Entertainment - Mike Flokis

Matthew Newton arrested in Miami

THE troubled actor Matthew Newton is facing charges in the United States after a late-night incident in a Florida bar, having left Sydney to escape attention after he allegedly assaulted a taxi driver.

The 35-year-old was arrested after being belligerent and drunk and accusing police of targeting him because he was Australian, witnesses said.

Newton, who is in the US for medical treatment and ''some normalcy'', was taken into custody by Miami Dade County police at about 4am on Saturday local time after an incident at Mr Moe's Restaurant and Bar in Miami.

His lawyer, Chris Murphy, said on Twitter that Newton had been ''charged & released for returning to seating area after being warned to leave'' and that no ''drugs, alcohol or violence'' were alleged.

But the bar manager at Mr Moe's, who gave his name as Jason, told the Herald Newton was very drunk and was bothering other customers.

 

Read more at Brisbane Times



Accused priest denies child sex claims at trial

premium_icon Accused priest denies child sex claims at trial

Catholic priest is accused of abusing two boys in the 1980s

Fed up dairy farmer predicts demise of Aussie milk

premium_icon Fed up dairy farmer predicts demise of Aussie milk

"It won't be long before there are milk shortages”

Abnormally warm weather until until 2022

premium_icon Abnormally warm weather until until 2022

Experts weigh in on what this will bring

Local Partners