Multimillionaire world-renowned neurosurgeon can FINALLY return to saving lives after being cleared of beating his model wife – who was found to be an ‘inconsistent witness’
- Neurosurgeon Dr Timothy Robert Steel, 56, was suspended back in February
- He was charged with domestic violence offences but was found not guilty
- Dr Steel has now been given back his medical registration and is back at work
- His model wife Emma Steel was found to be an ‘inconsistent witness’ in court
A world-renowned neurosurgeon found not guilty of assaulting his model wife is now back at work after finally having his medical registration reinstated.
Dr Timothy Robert Steel, 56, was suspended by the Medical Council of New South Wales on February 11 after being charged with a string of domestic violence offences stemming from an alleged incident with his wife Emma Steel on December 13, 2019.
The Sydney doctor lodged an appeal at the NSW Civil and Administrative Complaints Tribunal, arguing his suspension was not in the ‘public interest’ and failed to take into account the effect it would have on his patients.
While NCAT found the medical board was within its rights to suspend Dr Steel, that same board has now allowed him to return to work.
Their decision comes off the back of the high profile NSW Local Court case in which Dr Steel was cleared of assaulting his wife, who was described by a magistrate as an ‘inconsistent witness’.
Dr Timothy Robert Steel, 56, (pictured) will return to work after having his medical registration reinstated by the medical council of NSW
Dr Steel had been suspended after being charged with assaulting his wife Emma (pictured) but after four days of evidence Downing Centre Local Court magistrate Vivien Swain found there were inconsistencies in her evidence and dismissed all charges
Dr Steel was found not guilty of punching, slapping and kicking Emma the morning after a Christmas party last year.
She had also accused him of financial abuse, despite the court hearing she had a monthly allowance of more than $26,000.
In a video tendered to court Mrs Steel told police: ‘He grabbed my hair, pulled my hair, ripped out my hair extensions.
‘He’s kicking me, he’s pushing me, I fell on the floor a couple of times and I was calling out for help.’
Dr Steel had faced charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, common assault and damaging property.
After four days of evidence Downing Centre Local Court magistrate Vivien Swain found there were inconsistencies in Mrs Steel’s evidence and dismissed all matters.
Dr Steel’s solicitor, Paul McGirr, had described Mrs Steel as a witness of ‘very little credit’ and an ‘unhinged person’ who made up allegations against her husband.
‘I relation to her, she will make up anything to suit herself,’ Mr McGirr told the court.
‘The catalyst for all this is money. She was treating Dr Steel like a walking ATM.’
In the video tendered to court Mrs Steel told police: ‘He grabbed my hair, pulled my hair, ripped out my hair extensions.’ Pictured: Mrs Steel on police body camera footage
Dr Steel is pictured with bruises and scratches to his arm during an interview with police on December 13, 2019
Pictured: Dr and Mrs Steel lived in a glamorous home in the eastern suburbs of Sydney
The former model’s 19-year-old son from an earlier marriage to jockey Shane Dye also gave evidence against her, describing Mrs Steel’s obsession with money.
Jack Dye said his mother regularly complained Dr Steel did not give her enough funds, despite being paid an allowance of at least $20,000 a month.
As well as making allegations of domestic violence, Mrs Steel had claimed her husband was having an affair and suggested he cut up a lacy red pair of her underwear.
‘Dr Steel was the victim of her vicious attacks,’ Mr McGirr said.
‘Poor old Dr Steel is the one getting his reputation sullied. Emma Steel is a woman who is playing the system and playing the victim.’
Dr Timothy Steel is pictured leaving the Downing Centre in Sydney on June 29, 2020
Mr Steel is pictured centre alongside PR Queen Roxy Jacenko (left) and another friend (right) at a social event