Last week New York Attorney-General Eric Schneiderman, father of Matthew Newton’s partner, made headlines for alleged abuse.
And it seems Aussie Matthew’s high-profile parents, TV power couple Bert and Patti Newton, are concerned.
“This is obviously Patti and Bert’s worst nightmare come true – that Matthew’s become embroiled in another scandal,” an alleged source tells New Idea magazine.
“Obviously Matthew isn’t a part of the drama, but just the fact he’s been dragged into his father-in-law’s mess is very upsetting for Patti and Bert.”
Be has reached out to Bert and Patti’s representative for comment.
Matthew, 41-year, has been engaged to New York Attorney-General Eric Schneiderman’s daughter Catherine.
Eric Schneiderman resigned from office last week after four women accused him of physical violence.
The 63-year-old said his behavior in the past has been approved by women.
“In the privacy of intimate relationships, I have engaged in role-playing and other consensual sexual activity,” he told The New Yorker.
“In the last several hours, serious allegations, which I strongly contest, have been made against me,” he also said.
“While these allegations are unrelated to my professional conduct or the operations of the office, they will effectively prevent me from leading the office’s work at this critical time,” he continued, confirming he’d resign on Tuesday.
Matthew and Catherine appeared to make their engagement official back in 2016, when they were spotted wearing their engagement rings.
And despite claims the pair have split, a well-placed source says there’s reason to say Catherine and Matthew are still together, and in fact married.
“The breakup was just gossip. I saw them in early January this year looking happy with wedding rings,” the source tells Be.
The source also says Catherine has a good relationship with her dad.
“She is close with her father and regularly visits him,” says the source.
“She lives a short walk from his luxury apartment block.”
Meanwhile Matthew has been rocked by scandal in the past.
In 2006 he was arrested for assaulting then-girlfriend Brooke Satchwell.
Then in 2010 he was arrested for two attacks against his ex fiancée, actress Rachael Taylor.
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