Former TV presenter Ryan Phelan in court on domestic violence charges
Former TV presenter Ryan Phelan has faced court for the first time charged over an alleged domestic violence incident.
Mr Phelan appeared at Manly Local Court today, and did not appear before a magistrate.
"The allegation against our client is emphatically denied, Mr Phelan has been cooperating with police," his lawyer Claudette Chua said outside court.
"He respects and understand the police and the courts have an obligation to make any allegation of domestic violence very seriously.
"False allegations of domestic violence are extremely serious; they result in the totally unacceptable victimisation of the accused person and they also are unhelpful for women everywhere."
M Phelan, 45, who is on conditional police bail, did not comment.
He will appear in court again on August 11.
The ex-frontman of Seven's The Daily Edition afternoon TV show was last week charged with allegedly assaulting his partner at their Frenchs Forest home in Sydney's north.
National Domestic Violence Service: 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732). If you are in immediate danger call Triple Zero (000).