Andrew O’Keefe sells his Paddington apartment for $731,000 – following rehab stint and alleged assault of his doctor ex-girlfriend
Andrew O’Keefe has sold his apartment in Sydney’s Paddington for $731,000 at its scheduled auction.
The Channel Seven star, 49, managed to secure a buyer for the property, which had been collecting $590-a-week in rent.
The Art Deco flat, which is located in a boutique building of 12 apartments, boasts two bedrooms and a recently renovated bathroom.
It’s a deal! TV star Andrew O’Keefe, 49, (pictured) has sold his Paddington apartment for $731,000 at auction after his rehab stint following alleged assault of his doctor ex-girlfriend
The space features hardwood floors, and is described as having ‘light filled’ open dining and living spaces.
There is also plenty of storage as the bedrooms include built-in wardrobes, and there is additionally a large linen cupboard.
The sale comes after the axed Chase host was accused of assaulting his girlfriend Orly Lavee in Kangaroo Valley, south of Sydney, on January 20.
Investment property: The Channel Seven star managed to secure a buyer for the property, which had been collecting $590-a-week in rent
The assault occurred just after 6.30am that Wednesday, police say.
O’Keefe was arrested in the early hours of the morning on January 31 in Randwick after what is alleged to have been a night of escalating violence against Ms Lavee, a haematologist.
He has already indicated guilty pleas to two charges – a common assault, then an assault occasioning actual bodily harm – over the Randwick incident.
Modern: The space features hardwood floors, and is described as having ‘light filled’ open dining and living spaces
The new charge was mentioned at Waverley Local Court in April.
O’Keefe was excused from appearing because he was an in-patient at the Sydney Clinic, a private mental health hospital, magistrate Ross Hudson said.
The former Weekend Sunrise host hasn’t entered a plea on the fresh charge.
His case is due back at Waverley Local Court on June 25 for an application for it to be dealt with under mental health legislation.
Fresh: The chic kitchen includes stainless steel appliances
A domestic violence order protecting Ms Lavee will remain in place until at least that date.
O’Keefe’s lawyer told the court in February he had been an involuntary in-patient at Prince of Wales Hospital since his January 31 arrest.
The star broke his silence to Daily Mail Australia in February, declaring ‘all is well’ after ‘experimenting with mental health drugs’ during his stay in the facility.
‘I decided to do some time just to bed things down. I had some experimentation with the mental health drugs, the regimen, and all is well,’ he said.
Charges: The sale comes after the axed host of The Chase was accused of assaulting his girlfriend Orly Lavee (left)
‘I spent some time in the Sydney Clinic (in the Eastern beaches) and all is well.’
The Sydney Clinic has previously hosted a who’s who of celebrities including Olympian Grant Hackett and footy player Greg Inglis.
The star and his wife Eleanor divorced in 2019 and he made headlines that year for swatting a photographer away with a folder.
Seven confirmed that his The Chase contract wasn’t renewed at the end of last year and O’Keefe is ‘no longer with the network’.
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Court: His case is due back at Waverley Local Court on June 25 for an application for it to be dealt with under mental health legislation