Kate Middleton's Uncle Gary Goldsmith Admits to Punching Wife in the Face

Kate Middleton's Uncle Gary Goldsmith Admits to Punching Wife in the Face

THE DUCHESS of Cambridge's uncle has admitted to assaulting of his wife and could now face jail.

The driver said he told Goldsmith "whoa mate, you can't do that" and added: "Are you going to start on me now?" Challenged by the taxi driver on his access to violence against his fourth wife, he would then be shown aggressive towards her.

The newspaper reported that prosecutor Kate Shilton said of the October incident, "Mr. Goldsmith began to shout at her and both parties were drunk, having been drinking throughout the evening".

After losing consciousness for around 15 seconds, Shilton said Julie-Anne Shilton became "upset, starts crying and uses some railings to assist her". He married Julie-Ann in 2012.

At the police station, Goldsmith denied punching his wife, claiming he had pushed her hard with his left hand, but was apologetic for his actions, the court heard.

The woman was brought to the hospital and was later discharged, the court heard.

Kate Middleton's Uncle Gary Goldsmith Admits to Punching Wife in the Face
Kate Middleton's Uncle Gary Goldsmith Admits to Punching Wife in the Face

Goldsmith, who appeared in court wearing a blue three-piece suit with a bronze-coloured tie and a patterned handkerchief in his breast pocket, admitted one charge of assault by beating today. The multimillion-dollar 52-year-old faces a maximum sentence of six months imprisonment, but there is a strong chance that he will scoop actually work in the general interest.

Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot reportedly told probation officers that Gary is likely to face a community service order but that she is "really looking at how to protect this lady from this man in the future, so it doesn't happen again".

His father was a painter and decorator from west London and his grandfather worked as a miner in Durham.

After he and Luan divorced, he married Julia Leake following a whirlwind romance.

In 2005, he sold his shares in Computer Futures for £17million and bought a villa in Ibiza and called it "La Maison de Bang Bang". Speaking after meeting Kate, Billy said: "She was saying William was sort of similar and I just wanted to let her know how Family Action have been there for me and I think they need more support".



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