Founder and publisher Deborah Hutton has confirmed reports that her former partner has been charged with stalking and intimidation.
Deborah has been shocked and devastated by the situation as it evolved. We can confirm she is now safe and working with the police on resolving this matter and letting the legal process take its due course.
Obviously we are requesting that the media respect her privacy at this time. Deborah is surrounded by friends and family, and we trust the Balance community will also support her through this difficult time.
As a community, we believe every woman, man and child has a right to feel safe in their relationships and in their own home – a celebrity should be no different.
We also acknowledge that it takes courage and resilience beyond measure to recognise and remove yourself from toxic situations. So we are sending Deborah all our love.
Remember, if you need support or help please contact the authorities and trusted health professionals. Below are some links to resources you can use;
Queensland Government Services
New South Wales Government Services