The Bachelorette Australia 2018’s Charlie Newling has been sentenced to a 13-month prison sentence to be serviced in the community through an intensive correction order.

**CONTENT WARNING: This article refers to domestic abuse and may trigger some readers.**

On August 31, the 36-year-old was charged with using a carriage service to threaten to kill after sending his mother death threats while under the influence of a substantial amount of alcohol.

According to The Daily Telegraph, the crime occurred on April 25, when he said he would “torture” and “kill” her husband.

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The Bachelorette Australia 2018’s Charlie Newling has been sentenced to a 13-month prison sentence to be serviced in the community. Source: Ten.

So, how did Charlie find himself facing a prison sentence?

Charlie Newling’s The Bachelorette Australia 2018 Journey

During the 2018 season of The Bachelorette, Charlie was an early favourite to win the heart of Ali Oetjen; however, the shine seemed to wear off quickly, and viewers began to label his behaviour “disturbing” and “possessive”.

Forgetting what show he was on, the builder quickly asked for exclusivity from Ali (even saying she couldn’t meet his family until it happened), saying she was “quite spread out”.

“There’s a lot of guys who’ve had dates and had kisses,” Charlie said. “It’s hard to know who’s the top dog.”

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Charlie was an early favourite to win the heart of Ali Oetjen. Source: Ten.

“He’s a control freak and s**t shamer,” one Twitter user wrote at the time.

Following this, Ali did not give Charlie a rose and kicked him off the show.

Fans were outraged by his conduct on the series and questioned why there was no trigger warning from the network.

“So thoughtless and irresponsible of Channel 10 not to warn viewers of the gaslighting and emotional manipulation they were about to witness,” one person Tweeted.

Similarly, another said: “Charlie just literally frightened the hell out of me. He’s scary and intimidating.”

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Ali did not give Charlie a rose and kicked him off the show after he became clingy. Source: Ten.

Even host Osher Günsberg‘s wife was fuming.

“I’ve never ever yelled at the TV so much before! Ever. It was a good teaching moment as Georgia [her teenage daughter] was watching with me.

“I told her to run as fast and far as she can if she ever finds herself in a similar situation!”

What Happened After Charlie Was Kicked Off The Bachelorette?

Days after he left the show, footage surfaced of Charlie being forcibly removed and “wrestled” by security guards outside of the Golden Sheaf in Sydney.

Charlie was dragged out of the bar at 10:50 pm and was held by a security guard in a chokehold.

“He wrestled with three security [guards] for ages and was completely kicking off,” someone told the Daily Mail.

In 2018, footage surfaced of Charlie being forcibly removed and “wrestled” by security guards. Source: Instagram.

“They took him down and put him in a headlock. [He] lay there for ages until an ambulance rocked up, then the police came shortly after and it was all done.”

Charlie was reportedly celebrating being dumped by Ali and was left with a “bruised throat and arm.”

“It was crushing me,” he told the outlet at the time. “I then had [security] on top of me. I couldn’t order an Uber without my phone and needed my keys from inside. The police came and held me for an hour and a half while reviewing the CCTV footage and then let me go as I’d done nothing wrong.”

Charlie admitted to being intoxicated at the time.

Rumours Surfaced Charlie Newling Had a Child

After his stint on the show, news surfaced that he was a father — something that hadn’t come out during the show.

His son, born in 2010, was eight at the time of his foray onto reality TV; however, being very private, Charlie never disclosed the information.

“I chose not to speak publicly about my child as I wanted to ensure their privacy was protected,’ he told NW magazine.

Charlie Newling’s Relationship with The Bachelor Alum Dasha Gaivoronski.

After his run on the show, Charlie began dating The Bachelor alum Dasha Gaivoronski.

In October 2018, the pair were seen several times together, with Charlie even commenting during an Instagram Q&A Dasha did.

“What’s with you and that hot amazing guy that your dating? You 2 look incredible together, [sic] ” he wrote.

And Dasha responded: “He is alright, isn’t he? We’re the besties of all times [sic] and understand each other like no one else. That’s so rare these days.”

At the time, Now to Love reached out to Charlie for comment.

“Dasha and I are good friends, and she has been an amazing support to me over the past few weeks. Last night’s Instagram post was us trying to make light of all the media attention on our relationship,” he told the publication.

On November 16 of the same year, Dasha denied the pair were dating; however, just two days later, Charlie confirmed their romance.

“We haven’t put a label on it just yet, but yes, we are seeing each other,” Charlie told The Daily Telegraph.

While the pair later split due to reasons unknown, they were spotted together in 2020, after he broke up with his ex-girlfriend Esme DeWitt.

Charlie Newling Was Convicted of Low-Range Drink Driving In 2021

At the time of the most recent threats to his mother, Charlie had also been on a court order following a mid-range drink driving offence in 2021.

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