I’m A Celebrity’s Ash Williams spotted holding hands with a Channel 10 crew member at finale after party just hours before his lawyer plead not guilty on his behalf in court
- I’m a Celebrity star Ashley Williams has pleaded not guilty to one criminal charge
- Williams, 38, charged with recording intimate images without a woman knowing
- His lawyer formally entered a plea of not guilty to the charge in court on Monday
- Williams did not appear in court just hours after the I’m a Celebrity finale show
Ash Williams’ lawyer appeared before Newtown Local Court on Monday to enter a not guilty plea to a criminal charge (intentionally record intimate image without consent) on her client’s behalf.
The comedian was spotted out partying into the early hours of Monday morning in Sydney after the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! live finale aired.
Despite his pending court date, roughly after 1am, Williams, 38, was seen in high spirits holding hands with a woman with a grin on his face.
Night out: I’m A Celebrity’s Ash Williams was spotted holding hands with a mystery woman at finale after party in Sydney on Sunday night just hours before his lawyer pleaded not guilty on his behalf in court to a criminal charge
Williams was seen leaving the after party for the Channel 10 show with the curly-haired mystery woman.
The reality TV star looked comfortable around the woman, as they interlocked fingers in a hand hold.
Earlier in the night, he was spotted with a female crew member, believed to be the same woman, after the finale went to air.
The woman was then wearing a black jumpsuit with Channel 10-branded wrist bands and lanyards to access different areas of the TV set.
Holding hands: Earlier in the night, he was spotted with a female crew member, believed to be the same woman, after the finale went to air
Did they meet on the show? The woman was then wearing a black jumpsuit with Channel 10-branded wrist bands and lanyards to access different areas of the TV set
Williams pleaded not guilty to recording intimate images of a woman on Monday when his matter was mentioned before Newtown Local Court on Monday.
He is alleged to have been engaging in phone sex with a woman via Facetime when he took screenshots of her without her knowledge – and then sent them back to her.
Williams denies any wrongdoing and his lawyer Lauren MacDougall appeared in court on his behalf to formally enter a not guilty plea to the criminal charge.
Charged: I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! contestant Ash Williams, 38, (pictured) has pleaded not guilty to recording intimate images of a women without her consent
The incident allegedly took place in November, while Ash was in lockdown ahead of his debut on I’m A Celebrity.
‘In November 2020, officers from the Inner West Police Area Command received a report of an offence allegedly committed by a 38-year-old man,’ NSW Police said.
‘Following further investigations, the man was charged with intentionally record intimate image without consent on Friday, 18 December, 2020.’
Williams said the allegation has left him feeling ‘shocked and confused’.
‘I’m really upset’: Williams said the allegation had left him feeling ‘shocked and confused’
‘I was completely blindsided by the allegation and I propose to defend the charge. I’m really upset by the allegation and I’m distressed about the impact it’s had on members of my family, particularly my mum,’ he told The Daily Telegraph.
‘It involves someone I was in love with and had been seeing faithfully in a committed and long-term relationship. The allegation has left me feeling shocked and confused. I don’t propose to make any further comment and look forward to resolving the matter in court.’
Williams’ matter is due to return to Newtown Local Court on March 23, 2021.
Williams’ matter is due to return to Newtown Local Court on March 23, 2021. Williams is pictured on I’m a Celebrity with Grant Denyer (left) and Toni Pearen (back to camera)