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Farmer Wants A Wife’s Sam Messina was arrested and charged with SEVEN domestic violence offences

A Current Affair shared explosive details about Farmer Wants A Wife’s Sam Messina during an exposé on Wednesday.

The Channel Nine news program revealed Sam, 24, had previously been arrested and charged with seven domestic violence offences against an ex-girlfriend.

Among the charges were four counts of assault in March, with the hopeful farmer pleading not guilty.

Scandal: A Current Affair shared explosive details about Farmer Wants A Wife’s Sam Messina during an exposé on Wednesday

The woman at the centre of the claims – who was not named by ACA – said she was in a relationship with Sam from January 2019, before moving in with him in December that same year.

She claimed that their relationship soured shortly after she moved in, and alleged Sam became physically and verbally abusive.

During one altercation in March last year, police alleged that Sam opened a door and hit her foot, causing pain in two toes.

Past: The Channel Nine news program revealed Sam, 24, had previously been arrested and charged with seven domestic violence offences against an ex-girlfriend

Past: The Channel Nine news program revealed Sam, 24, had previously been arrested and charged with seven domestic violence offences against an ex-girlfriend

Another fight in July last year saw Sam accused of grabbing the victim by her clothes, before throwing her onto the ground.

On July 31, 2020, police alleged that Sam shoved and pushed his ex, before using his right fist to punch her in the nose, causing it to bleed.

It was also alleged that he refused to leave their house until she assured him that she wouldn’t go to the police.

Going to trial: Among the charges were four counts of assault in March, with the hopeful farmer pleading not guilty

Going to trial: Among the charges were four counts of assault in March, with the hopeful farmer pleading not guilty

During another incident in November, Sam was accused of whipping his phone charger against the woman’s inner left thigh.

Although they broke up in August, they continued to live together until December, when she eventually moved out.

In February this year, the woman claimed she’d received messages from Sam stating that he’d taken her two pet rabbits from her backyard.

Ex-girlfriend: The woman at the centre of the claims - who was not named by ACA - said she was in a relationship with Sam from January 2019, before moving in with him in December that same year

Ex-girlfriend: The woman at the centre of the claims – who was not named by ACA – said she was in a relationship with Sam from January 2019, before moving in with him in December that same year

He allegedly threatened to sell and kill them, before blocking the victim on social media.

She eventually managed to contact him and convinced him to return the rabbits.

The victim alleged that Sam then wouldn’t stop messaging and calling her, prompting her to contact the police.

Change: She claimed that their relationship soured shortly after she moved in, and alleged Sam became physically and verbally abusive

Change: She claimed that their relationship soured shortly after she moved in, and alleged Sam became physically and verbally abusive

An apprehended domestic violence order was taken out against him for a period of two years, and he’s due to appear in court in September.

Channel Seven told A Current Affair they were unaware of the charges.

‘Seven was definitely not aware of the assertions made about Sam Messina when the cast of Farmer Wants A Wife was selected,’ Seven told Daily Mail Australia in a statement on Wednesday. 

AVO: An apprehended domestic violence order was taken out against him for a period of two years, and he's due to appear in court in September

AVO: An apprehended domestic violence order was taken out against him for a period of two years, and he’s due to appear in court in September

‘We understand the allegations are being strongly defended and we would not wish to – and cannot – pre-empt the court’s decision.’ 

Meanwhile, lawyers for Sam stated that the reality star ‘has no criminal history’. 

‘He has never previously been charged with any criminal offence. He has always strongly denied the allegations and cooperated with police in their investigation,’ they said in a statement. 

'Seven was definitely not aware of the assertions made about Sam Messina when the cast of Farmer Wants A Wife was selected,' Seven told Daily Mail Australia in a statement on Wednesday

‘Seven was definitely not aware of the assertions made about Sam Messina when the cast of Farmer Wants A Wife was selected,’ Seven told Daily Mail Australia in a statement on Wednesday

‘Mr Messina wishes to make no further comment whilst the proceedings are before the Court.’ 

In recent weeks, the Farmer Wants A Wife star has also faced allegations that he is really a truck driver and using his brother’s land for the show. 

Additionally, Sam was accused of having a secret girlfriend during filming. 

Denial: Sam slammed claims that he is a 'fake farmer' earlier this month

Denial: Sam slammed claims that he is a ‘fake farmer’ earlier this month

In a post shared to Instagram on Friday, he wrote at length: ‘I want to address the criticism and rumours that are currently circulating regarding my time spent on @farmeraustralia and my life outside of the show.

‘The farm you see in the show is a family farm. I have a partnership with my brother and I never once claimed that it is explicitly mine. I would hate to take that away from my brother.

‘I split my time between the farm and nearby Orange, where I took Mackenzie for our date. My brother and sister-in-law are great people, but you don’t always want to be the third wheel.

In a post shared to Instagram, he wrote: 'The farm you see in the show is a family farm. I have a partnership with my brother and I never once claimed that it is explicitly mine. I would hate to take that away from my brother'

In a post shared to Instagram, he wrote: ‘The farm you see in the show is a family farm. I have a partnership with my brother and I never once claimed that it is explicitly mine. I would hate to take that away from my brother’ 

‘I’m just like every other person out there – sometimes two incomes are needed to pay the bills. I drive trucks as a second income and that’s never been a secret.

‘Life is still going on while filming is happening. On the few days we had off, I still had to attend to work and life commitments and it was pretty challenging.’ 

He went on to write:  ‘I never had a girlfriend while filming. I went on this show to experience life and love and form new connections. I could never do that to someone and I could never do that to myself. It’s not in my nature.’ 

He added: 'I'm just like every other person out there - sometimes two incomes are needed to pay the bills. I drive trucks as a second income and that's never been a secret'

He added: ‘I’m just like every other person out there – sometimes two incomes are needed to pay the bills. I drive trucks as a second income and that’s never been a secret’ 

The bearded hunk was called out last week for leaving a hickey on his love-interest Mackenzie’s neck after their private hook-up. 

After being scolded by his own harem, a nervous-looking Sam tried to diffuse the situation by suggesting Mackenzie’s hickey was just a rash. 

While being ambushed by the women vying for his attention, Sam reluctantly admitted he had ‘hooked up’ with Mackenzie. 

He went on to write: 'I never had a girlfriend while filming. I went on this show to experience life and love and form new connections. I could never do that to someone and I could never do that to myself. It's not in my nature'

He went on to write: ‘I never had a girlfriend while filming. I went on this show to experience life and love and form new connections. I could never do that to someone and I could never do that to myself. It’s not in my nature’

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