Ex-Channel 7 host Andrew O'Keefe arrested for alleged assault

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Former Seven Network television host Andrew O'Keefe has been arrested in Sydney, accused of grabbing a woman by the throat, punching, pushing and kicking her to the ground.

The 50-year-old presenter was arrested early on Thursday after getting into an argument with the 38-year-old woman on Tuesday in a Sydney CBD unit, which led to O'Keefe assaulting her, police said.

Andrew O'Keefe has been arrested
Andrew O'Keefe has been arrested after allegedly assaulting a woman at a Sydney CBD unit. Photo: Dean Lewins/AAP PHOTO

The former Deal or No Deal host is accused of "grabbing her by the throat, pushing her to the ground and punching her", police said in a statement.

He also "allegedly assaulted the woman a second time – punching and kicking her – before she left the unit".

Andrew O'Keefe
The former Seven Network television host has been arrested in Sydney. Photo: Getty

O'Keefe, a former lawyer and son of former NSW Supreme Court judge Barry O'Keefe, was a founding member of domestic violence charity, the White Ribbon Foundation, where he served as chairman in 2017. The organisation went into liquidation in 2019.

White Ribbon had distanced itself from O'Keefe last year but has not commented on the latest arrest.

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