Nick Kyrgios Avoids Conviction After Pleading Guilty to Assaulting Ex-Girlfriend

Nick Kyrgios Avoids Conviction After Pleading Guilty to Assaulting Ex-Girlfriend

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has avoided a conviction after pleading guilty to assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Chiara Passari, in January 2021. 

Kyrgios appeared in court in Canberra, Australia, on Friday, where he faced a maximum penalty of two years in prison for the altercation. 

However, Magistrate Beth Campbell chose not to record a conviction against Kyrgios due to his lack of a criminal record and the fact that the incident was not premeditated.

After the hearing, Kyrgios took to Instagram to react, writing that he “respects today’s ruling” and is grateful for the court dismissing the charges without conviction. 

He also spoke about his struggles with mental health and thanked his girlfriend, family, and friends for their support.

The altercation between Kyrgios and Passari occurred when Kyrgios attempted to leave during an argument late one night outside Passari’s apartment. 

According to agreed facts read in court, Kyrgios reportedly pushed Passari’s shoulders, causing her to fall and injure her knee on the pavement. 

Passari, an Australian model, briefly split from Kyrgios after the incident but later reconciled before breaking up again in December 2021 and reporting the incident to the police.

Kyrgios’ current girlfriend, Costeen Hatzi, sat behind him on the court and wrote in a character reference that she had no concerns about violence in her relationship with the tennis player. 

Kyrgios now plans to focus on recovering from injury and moving forward.

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