Moment Andrew O'Keefe loses it at police during arrest is played in court as he ... trends now
Footage played to a court showed the moment embattled former television presenter Andrew O'Keefe breaks down during an arrest while asking to get his medication and saying 'this is a f***ing outrage'.
The 51-year-old is facing the second part of his hearing in Sydney's Downing Centre Local Court over charges of common assault, contravening an AVO, resisting a police officer and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
He walked into court on Tuesday morning in a dark grey suit and green tie, smiling at media before he entered the building.
O'Keefe has already faced two days of hearing in February over the matters, which relate to an incident in September 2021 at a Sydney apartment.
The matter returned to court on Wednesday, where bodycam footage captured by police during O'Keefe's arrest, days after the alleged domestic abuse incident, was played to the court.
Embattled former television presented Andrew O'Keefe will return to court where he is fighting allegations he spat in the face of a woman before kicking her and leaving her with scratches all over her arms and chest (pictured arriving at Downing Centre Court in February)
O'Keefe fronted Sydney's Downing Centre Local Court to attend the second part of his hearing over charges of common assault, contravening an AVO, resisting a police officer and assault occasioning actual bodily harm (the 51-year-old is pictured at his Sydney flat in February)
Footage showed the moment police knock on O'Keefe's door and tell him he is being arrested, before he tells them he already has plans to go to the police station and make a statement.
He told police he is on the phone with his psychiatrist, before police ask him to come with them.
O'Keefe asked to get his wallet, but police refused as Constable Gary Coffey told the court he didn't want him to go further into the unit as he was becoming 'agitated'.
Before leaving, O'Keefe asked to get his medication but he is again refused.
'I will take my meds that is essential... I know where it is,' he says in the footage.
'This happened last time and you guys did not take my medication.'
O'Keefe begins to scream at police, with the footage showing the officers taking hold of his arms.
'This is what happens, I don't have my medication and get mad,' he yells.
He continued to scream: 'This is a simple favour, this is a very simple request.'
Footage showed the officers grabbing O'Keefe and taking him out of the unit and into the hallway, putting him into handcuffs.
Police asked him to stop 'spitting' and resisting the arrest.
O'Keefe walked into court on Tuesday morning in a dark grey suit and green tie, smiling at media before he entered the building (pictured)
The former Seven Network host has already faced two days of hearing in February over the matters, which relate to an incident in September 2021 at a Sydney apartment
'I need my medication, you're not going through my f***ing stuff... I'm just asking for my f***ing medication, you don't even know where it is you idiots,' O'Keefe screams in the footage.
He is then asked to calm down and he responds: 'Calm down? You won't give me my meds and you want me to calm down.'