SYDNEY: Former Australian cricketer-turned-commentator Michael Slater, who faces multiple assault charges, has been readmitted to a drug rehabilitation centre, according to a report.
The 52-year-old is charged with assaulting a 36-year-old man at Northern Beaches Hospital in Sydney on July 18. He also faces one count of attempted stalking/intimidation. Nicholas O’Neill.
“The defendant attempted to intimidate the victim with the intent to cause him to fear physical or mental harm,” court documents obtained by the “Sydney Morning Herald” and “The Age” showed.
Slater, who previously pleaded innocent, did not appear in Manly Local Court on Wednesday. His lawyer informed the court that he was in a rehabilitation center because the case had been adjourned for a week.
A veteran of 74 Tests and 42 ODIs, Slater was arrested for allegedly breaching bail in September this year and then sent for a mental health assessment.
He was also charged by his ex-wife in a domestic violence case.
Slater was reportedly sacked by Channel Seven as a commentator after criticizing the Australian government’s handling of COVID-19 in 2021.

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