Richard Pusey to fight assault charge

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Porsche driver Richard Pusey is set to contest a charge of assaulting a woman in Melbourne.

But other charges, including that he threatened to kill her and placed a noose around her neck in December, are likely to be dropped.

Pusey's lawyer Vincent Peters told Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday the assault charge was "trite".

He said Pusey would plead not guilty.

"It seems hardly worthwhile pursuing," the lawyer said.

Prosecutor Meagan McDonnell replied that it was not a trivial matter.

"There was screaming and distress observed," she said.

The court was told prosecutors were set to drop five other charges from the same incident, including the noose allegation.

Meanwhile, Pusey was expected to admit to another charge of using a carriage service to menace the woman.

He would also plead guilty to an unrelated charge of damaging a motorbike worth $3400 at Richmond in 2019, the court was told.

Pusey is due back in Melbourne Magistrates Court on May 13.

He is awaiting sentence in the County Court for other charges including outraging public decency after he filmed a fatal police crash last April.

He repeatedly described the scene as "amazing" and zoomed in on the injuries of the dead and dying officers on the Eastern Freeway.

Judge Trevor Wraight during a pre-sentence hearing for those charges commented Pusey was "probably the most hated man in Australia".