Australian actor Matthew Newton is facing assault charges over allegations he punched a taxi driver in Sydney earlier this month (Dec11).
The 35-year-old star is accused of attacking the cab driver after becoming aggressive during a ride through the city on 4 December (11) and police investigating the alleged incident have now charged Newton with two counts of assault.
The actor's lawyer, Chris Murphy, is adamant video footage shot inside the taxi shows his client merely pushed the driver in the chest, according to Abc.net.au.
Newton is expected to appear at North Sydney Local Court early next year (12).