‘Wild allegations’ against Ultra Tune boss aired
The bikini model ex-girlfriend of Ultra Tune boss Sean Buckley has made "wild allegations" against him in court.
Jennifer Cruz Cole lodged a late night affidavit in the Supreme Court on Tuesday that had a "great deal of material, including allegations" against the millionaire magnate.
It comes amid a tense battle between the feuding former lovers over secretly taped conversations, which Ms Cole has been accused of sharing in breach of a court order.
Mr Buckley's lawyer, John Searle, said on Wednesday that the new affidavit was an attempt by Ms Cole to "make wild allegations against Mr Buckley and just have them as part of the public record for all to see".
He said the material had "absolutely no relevance at all" to the case that was before the court, and called for it to be "taken off the public record".
Justice John Dixon blocked access to the latest document, stating it wasn't part of the public record until it was read and relied on in open court.
"If there are objections to the relevance of the material, it might be struck out," he said.
Ms Cole and Mr Buckley - who share a daughter - had an ugly split in December, with court action swiftly following over some 100 secretly recorded tapes of private conversations between them.
The tapes portray a "violent attack" and could put Mr Buckley's reputation in "significant peril", a court has previously been told.
Ms Cole was slapped with an injunction stopping her from sharing the recordings in February.
But in a special hearing on Wednesday, she was accused of contempt of court for allegedly sharing the tapes with two people in March, after the injunction was put in place.
Justice Dixon said Ms Cole may wish to invoke the "Bart Simpson defence" of 'I didn't do it'.
"She might take the variant of the Bart Simpson defence … you didn't see me do it, it was Milhouse," Justice Dixon told the court.
He'd earlier told her a breach would "bear serious consequences".
Ms Cole, who was unrepresented at the last hearing, has now hired lawyer David Baker.
The matter will return to the Supreme Court on June 9.
Originally published as 'Wild allegations' against Ultra Tune boss aired