Goldie has done something very unexpected – no, he’s not replaced all his gold teeth.
The DJ has in fact apparently made legal history, becoming the first person to enter a criminal plea over FaceTime in a British court.
On Thursday (March 15), Goldie pleaded guilty to assaulting a bouncer at last summer’s Glastonbury Festival, reports The Mirror.
However, as he was working in Thailand at the time of the hearing, he could not make it to the court in person.
His daughter Chance, who was also charged with assault, did appear in person at Bristol Magistrates’ Court but Goldie asked if he could enter his guilty plea via his solicitor, who read out an email from the DJ containing the words, “Yep, guilty as charged.”
The judge then ruled that Goldie would need to speak in person, so he appeared over FaceTime via a defence solicitor.
He apparently confirmed his plea with the words, “Correct, my dear”, to which the judge responded, “No, I’m not your dear.”
A more formal guilty plea was then read out, which led to the prosecution deciding it would not be in the public interest to proceed with the case against Chance.
Both will now appear in court again on May 30.
Solicitor-advocate Joy Merriam, who is a former chair of the Law Society’s access to justice committee, said: “I have never heard of anything like this happening before.
“I think what they’ve done here is bent the rules because he’s a famous person.”
Goldie appeared on the second series of Celebrity Big Brother back in 2002 and has also taken part in Strictly Come Dancing and Celebrity Come Dine with Me.
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