Olympic boxer and reality television contestant Harry Garside reveals the ‘mental war zone’ he is fighting ahead of court proceedings for allegations of assaulting a former partner
- Garside was arrested at Sydney Airport
- Came after his time on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!
- Boxer shares how he is handling the allegations
Olympic boxer turned reality TV star Harry Garside has revealed he is in a ‘war zone mentally,’ amid court claims he assaulted a former partner.
Garside took to social media on Friday to express he’s at ‘war’ with himself mentally after facing assault charges in court.
In an emotional Instagram post, the boxer said he’d promised himself he would meditate and ‘get a freshwater source every day’ – acts he says he’s let slip from his daily routine.
Garside faces allegations he assaulted a former partner after being arrested at Sydney Airport following his stint on reality television show I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!
Garside announced himself at the 2018 Commonwealth Games before going on to win the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics
‘The last three weeks I’ve been in a bit of a war zone mentally with myself and I found myself finding it really hard to sit by myself to meditate,’ Garside said.
‘Pretty much at the start of the three weeks I stopped meditating, and it’s so interesting to watch the flow on effect.’
He said he found it ‘really difficult to move’ and then began ‘thrashing’ himself in practice sessions and trying his best to ‘stay out’ of his head.
‘It’s very strange that when you’re when you’re at war with yourself mentally and you let one thing slip, and then other things slip and you just get into a negative feedback loop,’ he said.
Garside appeared on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! before his arrest and reached the final where he was beaten by netball champion Liz Ellis
Garside is at a career crossroads and admits he may give the sport away rather than compete at the Paris Olympics
NSW Police arrested the boxer, who won a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics, as he made his way to baggage claim and charged him with a domestic violence charge of common assault against his former partner.
According to court documents, Garside allegedly assaulted his former partner Ashley Ruscoe between 4pm and 7pm on March 1 at Bellevue Hill.
Garside fronted Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday alongside high-profile defamation barrister Sue Chrysanthou and solicitor Rebekah Giles.
Ms Chrysanthou told the court there was video showing Garside’s alleged victim, ex-girlfriend Ashley Ruscoe, as the aggressor.
The matter will return to court on June 7.