Mercedes Corby was released from AVO restrictions imposed on by former friend and business partner, Trudy Todd, on Friday after a nine month legal battle.
The AVO was filed by police last year following a bitter feud between the duo, but Ms Corby claimed accusations made against her were false.
Ms Corby made an emotional statement in a video shared to her Instagram on Friday, expressing her relief that the case had finally been ‘withdrawn and dismissed’.
Standing alongside her solicitor and sisters outside the courthouse, the embattled businesswoman was understandably happy to be putting the case behind her.
In the video also shared by her sister, Schapelle, Ms Corby claimed her case had been a misuse of the legal system— taking away much-needed police attention from people who needed it more.
‘AVO’s are needed to protect people but those who abuse the system for their own gain should be liable to prosecution for false police statements (lies),’ she wrote alongside her social media post.
Mercedes Corby posted an emotional video to Instagram on Friday sharing her relief that her AVO battle against her former friend, Trudy Todd, was finally over
‘Some lose their children & family’s business over people abusing the AVO laws,’ she continued.
‘Time for the ones who make false statements and ruin peoples lives (to) be prosecuted by law.’
‘Police may then have more time to protect the ones who really need protection.’
The AVO was filed by police last year on behalf of Trudy Todd (above) last year following a bitter feud between the duo
In a police witness statement, Ms Todd alleged that a family member of her ex-pal had threatened her, and that Ms Corby had invited bikies to their co-owned Coolangatta bar.
The bar was closed earlier this year amid the conflict, which Ms Corby claimed led her to face significant financial losses.
She thanked her solicitor, Edwards Solicitor, for his assistance as well as her sisters, who joined her in court.
Ms Corby was clearly ready for a celebration, finishing the caption off with: ‘wine time.’
Ms Corby was clearly ready for a celebration, finishing the caption off with: ‘Had my sisters by my side today, wine time’ (pictured above with Schapelle)