Home and Away star Dee Smart admits to assaulting child on the street

Home and Away star admits to assaulting child on the street and yelling at them ‘look what you’ve f**king done’

  • Ex-Home and Away star Dee Smart, 55, pleaded guilty to the assault of a child 
  • She was given a two-year community corrections order for the assault 
  • Smith swore at the child after striking them over head and shoulders, court told

Former Home and Away star Dee Smart has admitted assaulting a young child on the street before shouting ‘look what you’ve f**king done’.

Appearing at Downing Centre Local Court on Tuesday, Smart, 55, pleaded guilty to attacking the young child on the street in Chippendale, in Sydney’s CBD back in January.

A witness called police after seeing Smart hit the child over the head and shoulders several times. 

The former actress pleaded guilty to common assault and on Tuesday was sentenced to a two-year community corrections order in court. 

In her police interview, shown to the court, Smart admitted to ‘just snapping and hitting and punching’ the child. 

The court was told Smith swore at the child after striking the victim over the head and shoulders. 

‘The accused then began to swear at the victim, using words to the effect of “look what you’ve f**king done”,’ police told the court.

Ex-actress Dee Smart, 55, was seen attacking the child in Chippendale, Sydney in January

The former actress pleaded guilty to common assault and on Tuesday was sentenced to a two-year community corrections order at Downing Centre Local Court

The court was told the child was screaming after the attack before Smart threw a plastic spray bottle at them, hitting the child in the ribs. 

Smart had asked for the charge to be dismissed on mental health grounds, but was denied.

Smart starred on the Footy Show between 1995 and 2002 as Lady Luck, who gave betting tips to punters.

However, her breakout role was as Lucinda Croft on Home and Away in 1991 and 1992, which catapulted her to national fame. 

Her character, Lucinda, was involved in a romance with policeman Nick Parrish (Bruce Roberts), as well as a plot involving her estranged brother (Guy Pearce).

Despite becoming a fan favourite, Smart demanded to be released from her two-year contract after just eight months.

She famously told TV Week that she felt like she was serving a ‘prison sentence’.

The actress was also critical of the show’s fast-paced production cycle, which didn’t allow time for character development.

Despite her criticism of the program, Smart was told she had to fulfill her contractual obligations. However, producers later back-flipped on this decision and Lucinda was written off less than a year later. 

After taking a break from acting, she returned to screens in 1994 for the critically acclaimed student film Audacious.

As well as pursuing a singing career, Dee also acted in stage productions in Australia and Great Britain.

Smart had asked for the charge to be dismissed on mental health grounds, but was denied

Former Home and Away star Dee Smart, 53, discussed her cancer battle during a rare TV appearance on Channel Seven’s The Morning Show in 2020

On the personal front, she has been married to Chris Hancock since June 1998, and the couple share three children.

In April 2003, they both became Scientologists – but later abandoned the religion after deeming the rules too strict.

The actress, who was 25 when she took on the role of tomboy Lucinda, previously opened up about her cancer battle in 2020.

She was diagnosed in December 2019 and later had a large tumour removed from her bladder. 

When asked if she had any regrets after her diagnosis, Smart explained: ‘I have three kids, and I know they are very capable. I’ve brought them up to be very independent. Their father [Chris Hancock] is a beautiful dad. 

‘Actually, I have one regret! I want to be a better artist and I know I need more time.’

After a lengthy acting career, Smart changed direction and became an artist. 

In 2017, she was announced as a finalist for the prestigious Archibald Prize.

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