Ex-Neighbours star Scott McGregor charged with sexual assault after night out in St Kilda

Ex-Neighbours star who played a cop on Ramsay Street charged with sexual assault during a night out at a famous Melbourne pub

  • Former neighbours star Scott McGregor charged with count of sexual assault
  • Charge relates to alleged incident at St Kilda pub The Esplanade in February
  • McGregor played detective Mark Brennan in 940 episodes from 2013 to 2020
  • He was victim of a glassing incident after an exotic dancer threw glass at his face

A ex-Neighbours star has been charged with sexual assault after a night out at one of Melbourne‘s most famous seaside pubs. 

Scott McGregor, who played police detective Mark Brennan on the iconic Aussie soap found himself on the wrong side of the law last week when detectives charged him with one count of sexual assault. 

The charge relates to an alleged incident at St Kilda’s Hotel Esplanade, known by locals as the ‘Espy’, at about 8pm on Sunday, February 20. 

McGregor, who has also featured Underbelly, Offspring and Winners & Losers, appeared in 940 episodes of Neighbours from 2013 to 2020.

Scott McGregor, who played police detective Mark Brennan on Neighbours, was last week charged with one count of sexual assault over an alleged incident at a Melbourne pub

Scott McGregor, who played police detective Mark Brennan on Neighbours, was last week charged with one count of sexual assault over an alleged incident at a Melbourne pub

McGregor (pictured with his wife Bianka) played police detective Mark Brennan from 2013 to 2020 and appeared in a mammoth 940 episodes

McGregor (pictured with his wife Bianka) played police detective Mark Brennan from 2013 to 2020 and appeared in a mammoth 940 episodes

In 2019, McGregor was the victim of a glassing incident after exotic dancer Danielle ‘Ivy’ Lee picked up a glass ‘in a fit of rage’ and threw it at his face. 

The actor was at the Hollywood Showgirls Club on Queensland’s Gold Coast when the glass hit his face and caused a small cut that required three stitches.

Lee pleaded not guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm and told the court McGregor verbally abused her after she approached him in the club. 

The dancer’s reaction was found to be ‘disproportionate’ to the offence and found her guilty before releasing her on a $1,000 good behaviour bond. 

No conviction was recorded and she was ordered to pay $80 for medical costs. 

Soap actor Scott McGregor (pictured arriving to court in August, 2019) had a glass thrown at him by an exotic dancer a Surfers Paradise strip club following a verbal altercation in 2019

Soap actor Scott McGregor (pictured arriving to court in August, 2019) had a glass thrown at him by an exotic dancer a Surfers Paradise strip club following a verbal altercation in 2019

The sexual assault charge relates to an alleged incident at St Kilda's Hotel Esplanade (pictured) known by locals as the 'Espy' at about 8pm on Sunday, February 20

The sexual assault charge relates to an alleged incident at St Kilda’s Hotel Esplanade (pictured) known by locals as the ‘Espy’ at about 8pm on Sunday, February 20

Fans were devastated after McGregor didn’t appear in the final episode of the show in July, which saw the return of dozens of ex-characters return to Ramsay Street. 

The actor and model lives in the leafy Melbourne suburb Brighton East and shares two children with his wife of three years Bianka Voigt.

McGregor regularly uploads photos to Instagram of his enviable lifestyle, including trips to the beach with his young family, golf days and home renovations. 

McGregor is due to appear at Melbourne Magistrates Court in January, 2023.  

 

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