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Brooke Satchwell has shared her thoughts on domestic violence.

The 37-year-old’s ex-boyfriend Matthew Newton was arrested in 2006 for allegedly physically assaulting her, and he later pleaded guilty to ‘common assault’ in court.

Speaking to Stellar, Brooke said: ‘I think in the early stages it was all about outrage, and everyone being horrified.’

Speaking out: Brooke Satchwell has shared her thoughts on domestic violence 

She continued: ‘But the conversation didn’t necessarily progress into what it meant, or what could help shift and change people’s understanding and how people can become so entrapped in situations.’

The former Neighbours actress went on to say that she supports the current public conversation around domestic violence, and specifically singed out domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty for her positive work with the cause.

Matthew, who is the son of Australian TV legend Burt Newton, was arrested for the alleged physical assault of former girlfriend Brooke in 2006.

Flashback: The 37-year-old's ex-boyfriend Matthew Newton was arrested in 2006 for allegedly physically assaulting her, and he later pleaded guilty to 'common assault' in court

Flashback: The 37-year-old’s ex-boyfriend Matthew Newton was arrested in 2006 for allegedly physically assaulting her, and he later pleaded guilty to ‘common assault’ in court

He pleaded guilty to ‘common assault’ after prosecutors withdrew three more serious charges, including assault occasioning actual bodily harm and stalking and intimidating Brooke. The conviction was later overturned by a court.

In 2010, Matthew’s then-girlfriend Rachael Taylor filed a protective order against him, alleging physical, verbal and emotional abuse, and he entered Sydney’s Northside West Clinic for treatment.

He was also arrested twice in Miami, Florida, in 2012 – the first for trespassing and resisting officers, while a second incident saw him charged with battery and resisting arrest after he attacked a hotel receptionist.

Incident: In 2010, Matthew's then-girlfriend Rachael Taylor filed a protective order against him, alleging physical, verbal and emotional abuse

Incident: In 2010, Matthew’s then-girlfriend Rachael Taylor filed a protective order against him, alleging physical, verbal and emotional abuse

Following the charges, Matthew checked into the Betty Ford Center in California for 90 days of alcohol and drug treatment.

Both matters were later dismissed under the conditions that Matthew completes community service and writes a letter of apology to the hotel clerk.

Matthew, who lives with his fiancée Catherine Schneiderman in New York’s Upper West Side, recently stepped down as the director of Jessica Chastain’s film Eve after his controversial past sparked a public backlash. 

Arrest: He was also arrested twice in Miami, Florida, in 2012 - the first for trespassing and resisting officers, while a second incident saw him charged with battery and resisting arrest after he attacked a hotel receptionist

Arrest: He was also arrested twice in Miami, Florida, in 2012 – the first for trespassing and resisting officers, while a second incident saw him charged with battery and resisting arrest after he attacked a hotel receptionist

‘Yesterday I notified Jessica Chastain and the other producers on the film Eve that I will be stepping down as director,’ Matthew said in the statement.

‘Since the announcement of this film, the responses, which are powerful and important, have not fallen on deaf ears. I am profoundly aware that I have a responsibility to lead where I have failed in the past.

‘I can never undo the harm that I’ve caused the people I’ve cared about and I carry that shame and responsibility with me every day.’

Stepping down: Matthew recently stepped down as the director of Jessica Chastain's film Eve after his controversial past sparked a public backlash

Stepping down: Matthew recently stepped down as the director of Jessica Chastain’s film Eve after his controversial past sparked a public backlash

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