Roxy Jacenko hires $10,000-a-day lawyer in legal fight with Bitcoin trader who allegedly launched a verbal tirade at her during a speaking engagement
- Jancenko claimed Bitcoin trader Anthony Hess aimed vulgar language at her
- The publicist hired former NSW judge Greg James to represent her in court
- James is known for defending Wolf Creek actor John Jarratt on rape charges
- Jarratt was cleared after a jury found him not guilty during a trial
Publicist Roxy Jacenko claimed bitcoin entrepreneur Anthony Hess unleashed a verbal tirade at her
Jacenko, 39, will face court on Thursday in an attempt to extend an AVO against Anthony Hess, 38, after he allegedly aimed vulgar language at her during a speaking engagement in February, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
The Sweaty Betty PR founder hired former NSW Supreme Court judge Greg James to represent her at Downing Local Court.
The judge charges upwards of $10,000 a day for his services.
James is known for defending Wolf Creek actor John Jarratt, 66, after he was accused of raping his former roommate, 19, in 1976 at the NSW District Court in July.
Jarratt denied the charges and was found not guilty.
Mr Hess claimed at the time of the incident that the socialite had caused any and all issues by verbally coming at him ‘like a steam train’ when he attempted to leave early.
Roxy Jacenko walks down the street with her husband Oliver Curtis
NSW Supreme Court judge Greg James (left) will represent Jacenko in court on Thursday after Anthony Hess (right) allegedly used vulgar language towards her at a speaking event
In the days following their confrontation, Ms Jacenko and Mr Hess offered very different versions about exactly what happened during the event at The Ivy in Sydney’s CBD.
Mr Hess said he attended the event along with his partner because they were both fans of Ms Jacenko’s work.
But he told the Daily Telegraph that when they tried to leave the event early she took exception.
‘She [Jacenko] came at me like a steam train,’ Mr Hess claimed.
‘It was just so unnecessary, she kept saying: “Where is the respect?”
The court previously heard that the case will rest on Ms Jacenko’s ‘credibility’.
Roxy Jacenko is known for founding publicity company Sweaty Betty PR