Notorious party boy’s Insta rant after assault

Corey Worthington was charged after punching a man on a mobility scooter in January. Picture: NCA NewsWire / David Crosling

One of Australia’s most infamous party boys Corey Worthington has struck a defiant tone outside court, posting videos of himself ranting and raving at media after avoiding a conviction for punching a man on a mobility scooter.

Missing his iconic yellow sunglasses and sporting a new hair do, Worthington, 32, appeared before the Geelong Magistrates’ Court on Monday, where he escaped conviction for assault and damage offences.

Outside court, he reacted angrily when asked if he regretted his actions, saying “the assault happened, simple”.

Corey Worthington told media the assault “happened, simple”. Picture: NCA NewsWire / David Crosling

“I did something wrong, but I’m asking you … if someone touched the mother of your kid, what would you do?,” he questioned.

“When you’re in that time and that moment, what is decided in that moment; let it be.

“I’ve left it for the court to decide and the court has decided. They’ve given me a non-conviction today.”

After walking away, Worthington returned three times to berate journalists outside the courthouse, saying they should instead be filming the man he assaulted.

“The cops know, he’s known to police — what are you guys doing about that? Why aren’t you guys at his thing right now?” he said.
Posting the interaction on social media, Worthington followed a sole female journalist, loudly scolding her, before a police officer stepped in.

Corey Worthington continued the rant on social media after arriving home, accusing TV journalists of "creating this whole thing". Picture: Instagram
Corey Worthington continued the rant on social media after arriving home, accusing TV journalists of "creating this whole thing". Picture: Instagram
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When he rose to national attention in 2008, he had bleach blonde hair and wore yellow sunglasses. Picture: Supplied.

Continuing the tirade, he accused the media of “creating this whole thing”.

“I was 16 when you guys started this, so you guys can film all you want; I’m not afraid of you,” he said.

“You’re fake, you’re fake as s---, Channel 7, Channel 9 fake as anything, just piss off mate.”

He continued the rant on social media when he got home, accusing TV journalists of “creating this whole thing”.

Worthington told his Instagram followers he took him more than an hour to get back to his car because the media weren’t leaving him alone.

“I don’t need them filming me getting in my car...I don’t need them to harass me over something,” he said.

The court was told Worthington had successfully completed an anger management course after pleading guilty to two counts of unlawful assault and criminal damage in June.

The charges related to an incident in January, where Worthington assaulted a man in his 50s riding a mobility scooter and damaged a car windscreen.

Mr Worthington, now 32, sported a brown ponytail and multiple tattoos outside court. Picture: NCA NewsWire / David Crosling

During a past appearance, the court heard he told police at the time the man had allegedly assaulted his partner.

During the short hearing, his lawyer passed up a letter to magistrate John Bentley outlining Worthington’s participation and completion of the course.

He was handed a 12-month good behaviour bond without conviction by Mr Bentley, who lamented media interest in the case.

“All right well Corey you’ve done everything I asked you to do,” he said.

“It’s somewhat unfortunate there’s a media circus here today”.

Worthington spoke only once so say; “yes, Your Honour”, when asked if he would agree to a good behaviour bond.

“Sign this bond, stay out of trouble that will be the end of it,” Mr Bentley said.

“Have a good Christmas and stay out of trouble.”

CD cover. Fight For Your Right (to Party) by Corey Worthington
CD cover of Fight For Your Right (to Party) by Corey Worthington
Mr Worthington said he had left it to the courts to decide his fate, and they had done so. Picture: NCA NewsWire / David Crosling

Worthington shot to national attention at the young age of 16 after hosting a large party at his parents’ home in January 2008.

The party garnered international media attention after his neighbourhood was vandalised and he refused to take off his sunglasses on A Current Affair.

“It was just a get together with mates at first and we thought we might as well have a party and then it sort of got out of hand,” he said at the time.

“I can’t be exactly blamed for what happened because it wasn’t in the house, it was out in the street … I’ll say sorry but I won’t take off my glasses”.