“A lot of people died in Iraq today, most of them kids. This is a very minor matter.” — Chris Murphy, Matthew Newton’s solicitor, to reporters.
Is this going to be known as the Matthew Newton Defence: claiming what you did wasn’t so bad because there’s worse things going on, unchecked, elsewhere in the world? That accusations of assault are somehow excusable because Iraq is a warzone?
What a piss-weak excuse. I hope he didn’t try that one with the judge.