Tony Veitch Update
Veitch’s assault on his former partner was so vicious that he broke her back in four places. He said he wasn’t making any excuses for his actions, his relationship had just ended and he’d been working seven days a week at two jobs and was on medication for emotional and physical exhaustion.
“I was at the lowest ebb of my life and I needed help.”
He said the reason he hadn’t spoken out before now was that the couple had a confidentiallity agreement because he did not want it to be played out in public.
I don’t see how anyone can possibly continue in a public role such as his after this. He’s had years to come clean, and take responsibility for his actions but rather he tried to pay his victim off in the hope that the incident would go away.
That was naive and stupid and almost as bad as the incident itself, although kicking someone so you fracture their vertebrae seems to be able as bad as it gets as he must have been damn close to either permanently paralysing her, or worse, killing her.
There’s no excuse, and he shouldn’t try to make one it just makes it more obvious that he is someone who cannot take responsibility for his actions. He said he wasn’t making excuses and then roles out a bunch of rubbish which looked exactly like excuses. I don’t give a shit if he was stressed because of his job because he was working seven days a week, hell my job’s stressful and I don’t go around smacking people over and use that as a justification! There are thousands of NZders that work seven days a week and they don’t use that as a reason to beat people up. It awfully thoughtful of him not to want it played out in the media so he paid her off, real generous of him.
No one else should defend him and I hope to hell we don’t see some sort of ‘support Tony Veitch’ group.
I’d still like to know what took TVNZ so bloody long to act, If they’ve known about this for a while that is absolutely inexcusable.