Sydney to Hobart skipper Anthony Bell has been given an interim AVO after allegations he pushed his Getaway host wife, Kelly Landry.
Police have taken out an interim apprehended violence order against the accountant, meaning he cannot be near Kelly within 12 hours after drinking alcohol or taking any illicit substances.
Anthony wrote in a letter to his clients that he will fight the allegations made about him.
The Daily Telegraph obtained the letter which stated:
“By now you may have seen a most distressing piece of news about my family involving some allegations my wife has made about me,
“There is an allegation I pushed her in November. I did not push her. There is an allegation I spoke loudly and embarrassed her in front of friends. It did not happen. I deny the allegations and will defend myself in court.
“I abhor all violence and I am faithful to my family. It is unimaginable to me that I could ever touch a woman in anger,
“I have never taken a drug, been in any way disrespectful to people. I lead a quiet family life and try to be the best parent and husband that circumstances permit.
“While this is a private matter that Kelly and I are committed to resolving, I feel that I should note my distress over what has happened publicly.
“However, the emotional, physical and mental wellbeing of my wife and daughters is all I care about.”