Veitch Resigns From Radio Sport/New Zealand
July 17, 2008 at 5:30 AM (PT)
NEW ZEALAND sportscaster TONY VEITCH has resigned his posts as morning host at THE RADIO NETWORK national Sports RADIO SPORT and as TVNZ "ONE NEWS" sports anchor in the wake of allegations of domestic violence. VEITCH allegedly assaulted his former girlfriend KRISTEN DUNNE-POWELL in 2006 and paid her money after the incident.
VEITCH issued a statement with his resignation, saying, "I need to take stock of my life and spend time with my family before I make any decisions about my future. At the time I undertook counselling and am still continuing to do so. It has been a great help. I am extremely grateful for the love and support of my family and friends. I would ask that people now respect the agreement KRISTIN and I made to keep our personal affairs private. At all times I have been honest with my employers and at all times I have tried to do the right thing for everyone. TVNZ has been my life, I have loved my job. There have been a lot of statements made that are untrue which make it untenable now for me to continue in my current roles with TVNZ and THE RADIO NETWORK."