Big Brother runner-up Rory Ammon has been charged for assaulting a cyclist in his hometown of Geelong, west of Melbourne.
Police allege the 22-year-old bricklayer turned reality TV star was driving down a Geelong street in March when he swerved towards a 27-year-old cyclist, the Geelong Advertiser reports.
A passenger in Ammon's car then allegedly hung out the window and struck the cyclist in the lower back and buttocks.
The cyclist managed to stay on his bike but suffered severe bruising as a result of the blow.
Ammon has denied any wrongdoing in relation to the incident, telling the Geelong Advertiser he did not mean to drive close to the driver.
The Big Brother star said he had no control over his passenger, the brother of a close friend, who has since disappeared.
"He (the passenger) has taken off somewhere," the newspaper quoted Ammon as saying.
"I can't stop other people's actions. I don't see it as my fault so I can't apologise.
"My only fault is that he was in my car and apparently he is my responsibility."
Ammon is due to appear in Geelong Magistrates' Court on November 25.
Police are still looking for Ammon's 21-year-old passenger.
I heard about something like this not too long ago and wow for it being Rory.
To be honest does it surprise me....Not really he seemed to be a decent human being in the house at times but someone who purposely tries to harm another human being well is a shitty human being i hope it gets what is coming to him to be honest. I'm glad he did not get the money i dont think he wouldve done wat he said he wouldve done.