Cameron Williams ‘grabbed wife by arm’ before friend of the couple called 000 on ex-Channel Nine star
EXCLUSIVE: What the police allege to ex-Channel Nine star: How a friend of Cameron Williams and his wife called 000 during a late-night drinks session at a bush hideout – because he is forbidden to go near her after drinking or drug use
- Cameron Williams, 59, has been charged with assaulting his wife Natasha Russo
- The former Channel Nine sports presenter is also the subject of an interim AVO
- During a domestic dispute, according to police, Williams grabbed Mrs. Russo’s arm
- One of the couple’s friends called Triple Zero, but did not witness the incident
- Williams has offered his $5.4 million home in Coogee to be auctioned on Saturday
Television presenter Cameron Williams grabbed his wife’s arm during a drunken brawl at the couple’s rural retreat last weekend, police allege in court.
Williams and wife Natasha Russo spent Saturday with two old friends on a worker bee on the couple’s property in the New South Wales Hunter Valley.
The group began drinking after knocking down tools and reportedly there was an argument late Saturday night between Williams and Mrs. Russo that their friends did not witness, but heard from another room.
One of the friends called Triple Zero and police visited the property in Howes Valley, about 30 miles southwest of Singleton, just after 1 a.m. on Sunday.
Television sports presenter Cameron Williams grabbed his wife’s arm during an argument over the couple’s weekend in the countryside, police allege in court. The former Channel Nine star is pictured with wife Natasha Russo
Williams (above) and wife Natasha Russo spent Saturday with two old friends on a working bee on the couple’s property in the NSW Hunter Valley. Police were called after Williams and Ms. Russo had an altercation
The former Channel Nine star, who allegedly grabbed Mrs Russo’s arm, was charged with common assault and given a preliminary assault warrant.
Daily Mail Australia understands there is no history of violence between the couple.
NSW Police issued a statement on Sunday afternoon saying officers had been called to the property following reports of a domestic incident.
“After investigation, a 59-year-old man was arrested and taken to Cessnock Police Station where he was charged with assault,” the statement said.
“The Coogee man was granted conditional bail to appear before Singleton Local Court on Thursday, November 24, 2022.”
As part of the AVO, Williams must not approach or be in the company of Ms. Russo for at least 12 hours after drinking alcohol or using illegal drugs.
Williams’ bail terms, seen by Daily Mail Australia, state that he must live at his sprawling beachfront home in Coogee in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. That four-bedroom house (above) will go up for auction this Saturday with a target price of $5.4 million
Williams’ attorney, Paul McGirr, said his client was a loving family man who was “deeply ashamed of all this.”
“At this stage there’s a lot more going on, we’ll enter a plea of not guilty, get a review of evidence and go from there,” Mr McGirr said.
Williams’ bail terms, seen by Daily Mail Australia, state that he must live at his sprawling beachfront home in Coogee in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.
That four-bedroom house will go up for auction this Saturday with a target price of $5.4 million after just over three weeks on the market.
The two-story property features ocean views from both levels, a large outdoor entertaining area, basement, and is just 500 yards from Coogee Beach.
Former Channel Nine star Cameron Williams (left) faces Singleton court on Thursday after being charged with assault charges against his wife Natasha Russo (right)
The two-story Williams property features ocean views from both levels, a large outdoor entertaining area, a basement and is just 500 yards from Coogee Beach
Potential buyers of the ‘seaside retreat’ have been told that the owners intend to move to Queensland.
Williams, a father of two who has presented sports for Today and Nine News, is originally from Emerald in the Central Highlands west of Rockhampton.
The alleged altercation in Howes Valley came months after the high-profile newsreader resigned from his position at Channel Nine, citing “health reasons”.
“It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to resign from Nine,” Williams wrote to colleagues in March.
“Leaving the best team in News is hard and being part of that team is an honor.
“But I’ve struggled for years with deteriorating health and I now want to address that for the sake of a more important team, my family.”
The alleged altercation in Howes Valley came months after the high-profile newsreader resigned from his position at Channel Nine citing ‘health reasons’