Dom Post Claims One News Sports Presenter Beat Partner.
Today’s Dom Post leads with the story ONENEWS Sports Presenter ‘Tony Veitch’ allegedly beat a former partner so badly she wound up in a Wheel-chair.
The paper says the incident happened at Veitch’s up-market St Heliers residence in late ’06, as the couples’ four year relationship came to an end.
An un-named source claims that when Dunne (who recently married Biz Consultant Morgan Powell) landed in a wheelchair, she told friends and colleagues she had ‘fallen on the stairs’.
The story’s writer ‘Bernadette Courtney’ claims Veitch paid-off Dunne-Powell somewhere to the tune of $100,000 to keep quiet, just prior to marrying Zoe Halford (of the Halford Shipping Empire) late last year.
Veitch has refused comment.
In a somewhat unorthodox move both of the Star’s employers RadioSport (whose parent company owns several New Zealand Media Outlets such as Newstalk ZB & The New Zealand Herald) and Government owned Television New Zealand (TVNZ) have chosen not to suspend Veitch pending an investigation.
This in stark contrast to the Network’s main competitor ‘Mediaworks’ who you’ll remember took swift action by Suspending their Sports Presenter ‘Clint Brown’ in 2006 when allegations surfaced of a drunken incident at a Taupo nightclub.
Should be interesting to see where this one goes.