Cardinal due to front magistrate
IT was a wilder day than usual at Australia Zoo yesterday as Bindi Irwin celebrated the start of her final year as a teenager.
Bindi welcomed her 19th birthday with a star- studded, dance- themed, pink- carpet event flanked by her family and long- term boyfriend Chandler Powell. Irwin expertly worked the crowd that IT’S the daring dress that raised not only new Bachelor Matty J’s eyebrows, but also the had turned out to celebrate with her, posing for countless selfies with fans.
The Irwin children’s elaborate parties have become a tradition and are typically the zoo’s biggest days of the year, with parents taking advantage of free entry for children under 14. Guests were also treated to free birthday cake. rest of the nation’s.
Now Leah Costa, the 24- year- old hoping to find love on the hit Channel 10 show when it returns tomorrow, says she has also been shocked at just how much flesh she flashed in that dress. “I didn't realise how naked I was until I saw ( the promo),” said Costa, who ditched her underwear when wearing the black mesh number that CARDINAL George Pell is expected to be watched by dozens of sexual abuse survivors when he makes his historic court appearance tomorrow.
Despite some concerns for the Cardinal’s safety, given the highprofile nature of the case, the Melbourne Magistrates Court said last night that no special security ar- revealed the sides of her legs and buttocks. It was a little bit ‘ out there’, a little bit crazy and when I put it on I was like ‘ this is fun’. It’s a bit risque.
“I think there was only one week where I did ( wear underwear). I think most of the girls in most of the weeks were not wearing underwear.” rangements were in place for the appearance.
The Cardinal is facing multiple charges of historical sex offending and is the most senior Catholic official to front court on such serious charges.
The exact nature of the charges Cardinal Pell is facing has not been made public but he has vehe- mently and persistently tained his innocence.
Abuse survivors, with no connection to the charges against Cardinal Pell, say they plan to be at court early to ensure they get a seat for the brief filing hearing.
Scores of international media outlets have also flagged their intention to attend. main-