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Reports of Nick Kyrgios assault charges are 'inaccurate,' says Australian's legal team

Reports of Nick Kyrgios assault charges are 'inaccurate,' says Australian's legal team, who added: 'Mr Kyrgios is committed to addressing any and all allegations.'
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Reports that Nick Kyrgios has been 'charged' with common assault are 'inaccurate,' his legal team have claimed.

Earlier in the day, the Australian police released a statement, saying: "ACT Policing can confirm a 27-year-old Watson man is scheduled to face the ACT Magistrates Court on the 2nd of August in relation to one charge of common assault following an incident in December 2021."

Barrister Jason Moffett added that it was a 'very serious allegation,' with Kyrgios reportedly facing a two-year prison sentence.

The allegations relate to events in December 2021, when Kyrgios is accused of assaulting ex-girlfriend Chiara Passari.

However, the player's own legal team have released a counter-statement of their own, and said reports of Nick Kyrgios being charged with anything at this point are not true.

"Today's media headline that Mr Kyrgios has been "charged" is inaccurate," a statement from Johanessen Legal read.

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"At the present time, the allegations are not considered as fact by the Court, and Mr Kyrgios is not considered charged with an offence until the First Appearance.

"Until the Court formally accepts the Prosecution will be proceeding with a charge, and that the charge before the Court is to be applied to the person summoned to appear, it may be misleading to the public to describe the Summons in any other manner than a formal direction to appear to face allegations, the precise nature of which is neither certain at this moment nor confirmed by either the Prosecution or Mr Kyrgios.

"While Mr Kyrgios is committed to addressing any and all allegations once clear, taking the matter seriously does not warrant any misreading of the process Mr Kyrgios is required to follow."

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