A TRANS woman assaulted in a pub in Sydney’s inner west has criticised a decision to allow her alleged attackers to continue to receive bail and has accused one of them of threatening her when they came face-to-face outside court.
Nicholas Wells and Alexis Ozanne, who were charged last month, attended a hearing at Newtown Local Court yesterday.
[showads ad=MREC]The court is located just metres from the Town Hall Hotel where the alleged attack took place.
Stephanie McCarthy was due to play a gig with her band Love Maul at the pub when she was attacked in the early hours of Saturday, June 6.
She alleges several men followed her around the pub, located in a suburb considered to be one of the most LGBTI-centric in Sydney, prior to the incident which left her with a black eye, bloodied lip and bruising.
Around 200 people subsequently attended protests outside the venue after it copped criticism for their handling of the incident.
Wells pleaded non-guilty to affray and is due back in court next month.
Ozanne successfully applied for a variation in his bail conditions with his mother, who accompanied him to court, posting $2000 in surety.
He was also ordered to report to police three times a week.
His case will return to court on July 21.
McCarthy came into contact with Ozanne outside the courthouse where the two exchanged words.
Taking to Twitter, McCarthy alleged she was threatened four times “complete with throat slitting motions”.
Commenting to the Star Observer on the outcome, she said: “He got bail…what a joke.”
“If I was a rich young guy from Mosman who got king hit, where do you think the offenders would be right now?
“Not on bail, that’s certain,” she continued on social media.
McCarthy said she had reported the fracas to police but would not be cowed by the incident and would return to court.
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