- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 11:08AM
This is not good.
Former Married At First Sight star, Lachlan Rofe has been found guilty of assaulting his former partner.
In 2015 Rofe was one of the grooms on the very first Australian series of Married At First Sight, and married Clare Tamas.
However the pair didn't last and he later appeared on another reality TV show, Farmer Wants A Wife.
Today, he was found guilty of assaulting his ex partner, Kasey Williams.
Kasey alleged that Lachlan had attacked her in front of her two-year-old daughter last year.
The judge found that the accusations that Lachlan had choked Kasey were false, but he was still found guilty of assaulting Kasey and given a 12-month good behaviour bond.
Lachlan spoke after the sentencing, saying he planned to appeal his sentence. “Happy that they removed the allegation of choking,” he said.
“It’s disappointing to go nine months of your life and get charged with groping, putting your hands on your girlfriend’s jacket for two seconds.”
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