Home and Away actor Josh Quong Tart was advised to rehabilitate after a police officer was attacked by his increasingly erratic behavior.
Quong Tart, who also starred in All Saints, McLeod's Daughters and Underbelly, pleaded guilty for violence, resistance to arrest, and offensive behavior.
Such convictions refer to a strange confrontation with police in Sydney the night after he finished playing the lead character in Betty Blokk-Buster Reimagined, a raunchy cabaret drag series.
Quong Tart is additionally charged with assaulting officers, resisting arrest, bullying a police officer, and wilful and indecent exposure to a separate incident south of Sydney. He is also due to be punished for refusing a breath test or for failing to respond.
Between 2007 to 2011, Quong Tart played Miles' Milco ' Copeland in Home and Away, Matt Horner in All Saints and Andrew Perish in Underbelly: Badness.
In the 2013-2016 stage production of Disney's The Lion King visiting Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth, he also starred as Scar.
The 44-year-old did not appear at Downing Center Local Court on Tuesday, where advocate Adam Faro, on his behalf, entered the guilty pleas for the Sydney offenses.
Mr. Faro also demanded that the bail conditions of his client be changed to allow him to attend a private rehabilitation facility on the north coast of New South Wales, rather than the Sydney Clinic.
Quong Tart's previous alcohol and rule conditions are detailed in an evidence statement tendered to the court.
Due to his conduct involving violence and alcohol-related crimes, the suspect has come under increasing police attention,' the statement added.
The accused is currently on parole for these crimes, and it is believed that in the future, the accused will appear to be subject to the further criminal investigation without appropriate action.'
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