2000 Olympics star Nikki Webster's husband charged with domestic violence
Husband Matthew McMah has been convicted of assaulting her.
Editor / November 01 2019
Nikki Webster stole the hearts of the nation at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.
Most recently Nikki was back in the spotlight as Alien on 'The Masked Singer' on network 10.
Her estranged Qantas flight attendant husband Matthew McMah was earlier this year convicted of assaulting her after he grabbed her and she fell to the ground.
Nikki and Matthew have two children together Skylah, five and son Malachi, one.
It is believed Nikki and Matthew got into a heated argument when Matthew pulled up outside the Leichardt studio about 2.30pm, according to the police fact sheet tendered to court. Ms Webster leaned into the back of Mr McMah’s car when he “began slowly rolling the car forward a short distance and stopped” before demanding she close the door.
He then got out of the driver’s seat, removed her hands from within the car and held her forearms, “causing immediate pain and causing her to fall to the ground”, the facts state.
After Mr McMah drove off, Ms Webster ran into the studio and called police. Mr McMah had also phoned police for advice, reported The Daily Telegraph.
Nikki's husband Matthew was arrested, telling officers he “simply pulled the victim’s arm away from his car and that she fell over after he let her go”.
“He denied deliberately throwing the victim to the ground,” the fact sheet reads.
It is believed that the couple have been estranged since 2014 but officially separated last February.
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Michelle Connolly has worked as a photo director, social media manager and photo editor at some of Australia's biggest media companies, including New Idea. She is now editor of Practical Parenting and loving mum-of-two.