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MasterChef George Calombaris assault conviction overturned

  • MasterChef host George Calombaris’ assault conviction has been overturned
  • Sydney judge was told the celebrity chef had lost $750,000 in endorsements
  • Court told he suffered financial and personal loss and would unlikely reoffend
  •  Judge Scotting placed him on a 12-month good behaviour bond on Wednesday
  • Calombaris assaulted a 19-year-old man at a football game in Sydney last May

MasterChef host George Calombaris’s conviction for assault has been overturned by a Sydney judge who was told the celebrity chef had lost $750,000 in endorsements.

Judge Andrew Scotting agreed with Mr Calombaris’s lawyer David Edwardson QC that the 39-year-old had suffered significant financial and personal loss and was unlikely to reoffend.

Judge Scotting said Calombaris was of ‘exceptional character’ and set aside the conviction and placed him on a 12-month good behaviour bond.

MasterChef host George Calombaris’s conviction for assault has been overturned by a Sydney judge who was told the celebrity chef had lost $750,000 in endorsements (Calombaris pictured as he leaves court on Wednesday) 

Judge Scotting said Calombaris was of 'exceptional character' and set aside the conviction and placed him on a 12-month good behaviour bond (Calombaris pictured as he leaves Sydney court on Wednesday)

Judge Scotting said Calombaris was of ‘exceptional character’ and set aside the conviction and placed him on a 12-month good behaviour bond (Calombaris pictured as he leaves Sydney court on Wednesday)

Mr Edwardson earlier told the appeal hearing in Downing Centre District Court on Wednesday Calombaris had lost $750,000 in endorsements after Bulla Dairy and ULR Land Rover severed ties with him.

The court heard Calombaris was deeply remorseful for his actions and he donates generously to three charities.

The restaurateur was fined $1000 after pleading guilty in Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court last October for assaulting a then 19-year-old at the A-League grand final between Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory in Sydney last May.

He also stood down from his role as Victory’s number one ticket holder and committed himself to a 12-month ban on attending football games in Australia. 

The restaurateur was fined $1000 after pleading guilty for assaulting a then 19-year-old at the A-League grand final between Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory in Sydney last May (Calombaris pictured at the game) 

The restaurateur was fined $1000 after pleading guilty for assaulting a then 19-year-old at the A-League grand final between Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory in Sydney last May (Calombaris pictured at the game) 

He also stood down from his role as Victory's number one ticket holder and committed himself to a 12-month ban on attending football games in Australia after assaulting a 19-year-old at a game last year (pictured) 

He also stood down from his role as Victory’s number one ticket holder and committed himself to a 12-month ban on attending football games in Australia after assaulting a 19-year-old at a game last year (pictured) 

MasterChef judges George Calombaris (front) and Gary Mehigan (right) and food critic Matt Preston (left) 

MasterChef judges George Calombaris (front) and Gary Mehigan (right) and food critic Matt Preston (left) 



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