Drugs trial for Brynne

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

MEL­BOURNE celebrity Brynne Edel­sten ( pic­tured) will face a Christ­mas Eve trial in Western Aus­tralia over al­le­ga­tions she pos­sessed the pro­hib­ited drug MDMA, com­monly known as ec­stasy.

Edel­sten’s high- pro­file lawyer Tom Percy pleaded not guilty to the charge on her be­half in the Perth Mag­is­trates Court yesterday. The court heard five wit­nesses would be called dur­ing the one- day trial, in­clud­ing “char­ac­ter ev­i­dence”.

The US- born Edel­sten is best known for her mar­riage to Aus­tralian busi­ness­man Ge­of­frey Edel­sten, who is 40 years older. They wed in a lav­ish $ 3 mil­lion af­fair at Mel­bourne’s Crown Casino in Novem­ber 2009.

The cou­ple split last year, with Brynne cit­ing her hus­band’s dal­liance with another woman as a rea­son for the bust- up.

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