Too late to play tonight I fear.https://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/big-development-in-nrl-stars-case-as-avo-withdrawn/news-story/9b27a870c60fa8179d237527414cac38
Big development in NRL star’s case as AVO withdrawnThere has been a major development in the AVO case between an NRL star and his anti-vaxxer ex-partner.
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August 25, 2022 - 4:06PM
An AVO taken out by police against NRL star Bryce Cartwright on behalf of his anti-vaxxer ex-partner Shanelle Cartwright has been withdrawn and dismissed.
The couple split early last year, just months after relocating together from the Gold Coast to NSW with their two children, citing personal reasons.
They were due to front Waverley Local Court in Sydney’s exclusive eastern suburbs on Thursday.
Cartwright had previously turned down an offer from the Gold Coast Titans worth almost half a million dollars a season, instead signing with the Parramatta Eels.
Cartwright was due to appear at Waverley local Court on Thursday. Picture: NCA NewsWire / David Swift
He briefly appeared in court earlier this month dressed in a suit and accompanied by his lawyer to see the matter adjourned for two weeks.
Cartwright was not facing any criminal charges.
Bryce and Shanelle Cartwright were married in 2018. Picture Supplied https://www.instagram.com/shanellept/?hl=en
The couple faced criticism for their stance on vaccines. Picture Supplied https://www.instagram.com/shanellept/?hl=en
An interim order attached to the AVO had prevented Cartwright from assaulting, threatening, stalking, harassing or intimidating his former partner.
Standard conditions of the interim order stated he also must not damage any property or animal she owns.
The couple weathered a storm of criticism during the pandemic for their anti vaxxer stance which was spruiked on social media by Ms Cartwright.
Even before Covid the couple were publicly defiant in their decision not to vaccinate their children, with Ms Cartwright claiming on social media to having swayed her husband’s position.