Nick Kyrgios' legal team seeks to have assault case dismissed on mental health grounds

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Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios is charged with one count of typical attack from a supposed occurrence in 2021 with a previous sweetheart. Kyrgios’ legal group is trying to have the charge versus him dismissed on psychological health premises.

There was a hearing today in a court in Canberra, Australia which is Kyrgios’ home town. However, Kyrgios, who is presently completing in the Japan Open in Tokyo, was not needed to go to. BBC reported that his legal representative, Michael Kukulies-Smith, looked for to adjourn the case and have the 27-year-old professional athlete go through a psychological health evaluation. The lawyer examined “medical history since 2015, including public disclosures of his mental health struggles.”

Kyrgios shared a post in February in which he confessed he had self-harmed 3 years previously and had self-destructive ideas. He likewise confessed to abusing alcohol, drugs, and pressing his enjoyed ones away as an outcome of not looking for assistance.

If founded guilty, Kyrgios deals with an optimal sentence of 2 years in jail.

The Australian Capital Territory Crimes Act specifies that a case can be dismissed if the accused has actually encouraged the court that he/she is psychologically impaired and there is proof that supports the claim.

Magistrate Glenn Theakston adjurned the case up until Feb. 3, 2023. Kyrgios will still not be needed to go to, however his legal representative stated the professional athlete will try to be there, per the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

“My client’s preference is to attend in person,” Kukulies-Smith stated.

Kyrgios is presently in No. 20 in the ATP rankings and has actually had a strong season that consisted of a Wimbledon last in which he lost versus Novak Djokovic. 

He is understood for losing his mood throughout on the court. One of the most current events took place at the United States Open when he smashed 2 rackets in aggravation after losing in the quarterfinals.

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