Matthew Newton looks strained as he steps out after withdrawing from Jessica ...

Matthew Newton was last month forced to withdraw as director of the film Eve, after online backlash regarding his alleged history of assault.

And the 41-year-old looked strained as he stepped out in New York City after stepping down from the role.

The Australian star appeared pale and bleary eyed as he engaged in an intense phone conversation while walking alone in Manhattan's East Village. 

Matthew Newton looked strained as he stepped out in New York last month, a week after he stepped down as director of Jessica Chastain's forthcoming film Eve due to his alleged history of domestic violence

Matthew Newton looked strained as he stepped out in New York last month, a week after he stepped down as director of Jessica Chastain's forthcoming film Eve due to his alleged history of domestic violence

Tied the knot? Matthew noticeably wore a silver ring on his wedding finger, adding fuel to reports that he has secretly married his girlfriend, 23-year-old Catherine Schneiderman

Tied the knot? Matthew noticeably wore a silver ring on his finger, adding fuel to reports that he has secretly married his girlfriend, 23-year-old Catherine Schneiderman

Paying no mind to the warm summer tempers, Matthew wore a black button-down shirt teamed with a pair of boot-cut jeans and Nike trainers.

The son of TV legend Bert Newton at one point shielded his eyes with a pair of thick rimmed sunglasses.

He noticeably wore a silver ring on his finger, adding fuel to reports that he has secretly married his girlfriend, 23-year-old Catherine Schneiderman. 

Dressed down: Paying no mind to the warm summer tempers, Matthew wore a black button-down shirt teamed with a pair of boot-cut jeans and Nike trainers

Dressed down: Paying no mind to the warm summer tempers, Matthew wore a black button-down shirt teamed with a pair of boot-cut jeans and Nike trainers

Trouble: Matthew's rumoured wife Catherine  is the daughter of former New York Attorney-General Eric Schneiderman, who was forced to resign from his high-powered position earlier this year

Trouble: Matthew's rumoured wife Catherine  is the daughter of former New York Attorney-General Eric Schneiderman, who was forced to resign from his high-powered position earlier this year

Catherine is the daughter of former New York Attorney-General Eric Schneiderman, who was forced to resign from his high-powered position earlier this year after four women accused him of sexual and physical abuse.

Meanwhile, Matthew's outing came eight days after he officially withdrew from Eve, a highly-anticipated film, set to star Jessica Chastain.

On August 11 he released a statement confirming that he was stepping down from the role as he wishes to do the right thing and take responsibility for his problems.

Under pressure: On August 11, Matthew eleased a statement confirming that he was stepping down from the

Under pressure: On August 11, Matthew eleased a statement confirming that he was stepping down from the

'Yesterday I notified Jessica Chastain and the other producers on the film Eve that I will be stepping down as director' he said.

'Since the announcement of this

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