Dee Smart, a former star of Home and Away, has admitted to hitting a little child on the sidewalk before yelling, “Look what you’ve f**king done!”
Smart, 55, admitted to attacking the little boy on the street in Chippendale, in Sydney’s central business district, back in January when he appeared in Downing Center Local Court on Tuesday.
After witnessing Smart repeatedly strike the youngster over the head and shoulders, they alerted the police.
The former actress entered a plea of guilty to simple assault and was given a two-year community corrections order on Tuesday.
In the police interview that was made public to the court, Smart acknowledged that she had “just snapped and smacked and punched” the youngster.
According to testimony given in court, Smith hit the victim over the head and shoulders and then yelled at the youngster.
According to the police report, “the accused then started cursing at the victim, saying things to the effect of “see what you’ve f**king done.”
According to testimony given in court, the kid was yelling before Smart hurled a plastic spray bottle at them and struck the kid in the ribs.
Despite Smart’s request, the charge was not dropped due to mental health concerns.
Between 1995 to 2002, Smart played Lady Luck on the Footy Show, who offered advice to gamblers.
Her breakthrough performance as Lucinda Croft on Home and Away in 1991 and 1992, however, propelled her to widespread fame.
In addition to a narrative involving her estranged brother, her character, Lucinda, was romantically linked with police officer Nick Parrish (Bruce Roberts) (Guy Pearce).
Smart asked to be released from her two-year contract after just eight months, despite growing in popularity.
She made the statement to TV Week that became infamous: “I feel like I’m serving a prison term.”
The quick production cycle of the show, which didn’t give enough time for character development, was also criticised by the actress.
Smart was informed that she had to fulfil her contractual commitments despite her criticism of the programme. Producers then changed their minds, and less than a year later Lucinda was written off.
She took a sabbatical from performing before making a comeback in 1994 for the widely praised student movie Audacious.
Dee pursued a singing career in addition to acting in theatre shows in Australia and the UK.
She has been married to Chris Hancock since June of 1998, and the two have three children together.
They both joined the Scientology movement in April 2003, but later left because they found the regulations to be oppressive.
The actor, who was 25 years old when she played the tomboy Lucinda, recently discussed her struggle with cancer in 2020.
After receiving a diagnosis in December 2019, she underwent bladder surgery to remove a sizable tumour.
After being informed with her diagnosis, Smart was asked whether she had any regrets. She replied, “I have three kids, and I know they are extremely competent.” They were raised by me to be quite autonomous. Chris Hancock, their father, is a gorgeous father.
I do, in fact, have one regret. I know I need more time if I want to improve as an artist.
Smart switched careers after a protracted acting career and became an artist.
She was named a finalist for the coveted Archibald Prize in 2017.