Michael Richer’s ex-fiancé has refused to appear in court to provide evidence because she’s pregnant as the former NRL star battles domestic violence allegations.
The former Cronulla and Canterbury prostitute has denied assaulting former partner Kara Childerhouse in a late-night frenzy last February.
The matter’s conclusion was scheduled to be heard in Sutherland District Court on Thursday and Friday.
Police say 29-year-old Lichaa was involved in an altercation and those involved called police at their home in Connells Point, south of Sydney.
The court said the incident arose after Richer caught Childerhouse cheating on him with his best friend and former teammate Adam Elliott.
The court was scheduled to hear evidence from Mr. Elliott on Thursday.
However, police prosecutors applied for a postponement after submitting a doctor’s note that she claimed Ms. Childerhouse was pregnant and was not fit to give evidence until October 31.
Hours later, the court was informed that Ms. Childerhouse’s mother had arrived at Sutherland Court, telling police that Ms. He said he was worried about the stress of having to submit evidence that he was in
Ms. Childerhouse was under cross-examination when she failed to appear in court on Thursday.
Prosecutors have admitted there is no guarantee she will appear in court if the hearings (which have already gone on for nearly nine months) are further postponed.
Justice of the Peace Melissa Humphries said, “I have not heard any information that would give me any confidence that Ms Childerhouse would likely be present if an adjournment was granted.
“Mr Childerhouse no longer appears to want to participate in the lawsuit.”
Police tried to contact her by phone and email and knocked on her door on Thursday. But she did not respond, the court said.
Mr. Childerhouse previously presented some of the evidence in a closed court. applied.
Ms Childerhouse said Richer pushed her and banged her head against the wall during the incident.
Lichaa has pleaded not guilty to general assault and stalking/threatening to cause fear of physical harm.
He pleaded guilty to the less serious charge of destroying property.
Previously, Mr Humphries ruled that Childerhouse’s statement withdrawing the allegations was admissible as evidence.
Hearings have been ongoing since the end of last year, with the first day of trial taking place in early November last year, before going to court in March.
The proceedings thus far have involved legal arguments regarding the admissibility of a statutory declaration that Ms. Childerhouse said she did not wish to obtain an AVO on her behalf.
Police prosecutors told Ms Humphries that it was unacceptable after alleging that Ms Childerhouse was pressured into doing it by his parents and lawyer, Mr Richer. I asked for a ruling.
However, Humphries said he could not conclude that it was inappropriate and that it would be included.
Hearings continue Thursday.
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