The Daily Telegraph (Sydney)
THET VS TAR, HER EX, AND ADANGEROUS SECRET LETTER
A TOP-SECRET letter between TV personality Suzie Wilks and her ex-husband, businessman Nick O’Halloran, is at the centre of a Supreme Court battle.
A judge found last week that its “highly sensitive” contents could irreparably damage Mr O’Halloran’s reputation and banned his ex, Rachel Roche, from publishing or sharing the document.
The Supreme Court again heard about the letter yesterday — in a court closed to the public.
Mr O’Halloran last week succeeded in an urgent application for an injunction to stop a Sydney newspaper from publishing the letter’s details — which Justice Peter Almond described as “sufficiently grave to warrant protection” — after he was contacted for comment.
The judge said Mr O’Halloran, the co-founder of a new technologies company, kept the letter safe and Ms Roche was the only person who could have obtained possession of the letter.
“I am satisfied (Ms Roche) in all likelihood made use of that information to disclose the contents to third parties and infer a threat to essentially damage the reputation of Mr O’Halloran (and) that she threatens to further make use by either disclosing the contents of the letter,” the judge said.
Justice Almond said it was not clear how Ms Roche came into possession of the letter, which contained discussions of the “most personal and serious s kind” between Mr O’HalloHalloran and Ms Wilks.
The former er renovation babe e — host of shows including Changing Rooms, Our House and Postcards — split with her husband of two years in n 2012, not long after ter the birth of their heir daughter Ruby. The letter remains in a sealed envelope with the e court.