Slater was taken into custody at a police station in Sydney’s northern suburbs on Wednesday and declined to remark to reporters after his launch.
“Michael’s bought nothing to say, he is exercising his proper to silence,” his lawyer James McLoughlin mentioned.
New South Wales (NSW) police mentioned they’d began an investigation on Tuesday into reviews of a home violence incident final week.
“Following inquiries, detectives attended a house at Manly about 9:20 a.m. and spoke with a 51-year-old man. He has since been arrested and brought to Manly police station,” NSW Police mentioned in a press release.
“He was … charged with use (of a) carriage service to menace/harass/offend and stalk/intimidate.”
Slater’s supervisor Sean Anderson mentioned his consumer was struggling well being issues.
“Michael has been privately battling well being and psychological points for a while now,” he advised Reuters in a textual content message.
“He has now admitted himself into care with a purpose to proceed his therapy.
“He’s additionally receiving authorized recommendation in relation to immediately’s fees.”
Opening batter Slater performed 74 assessments from 1993-2001 and 42 one-day internationals earlier than turning into a fixture on Australian TV screens as a cricket commentator for 15 years.
Slater was dumped from the Seven Community’s cricket commentary workforce final month after three years with the Australian broadcaster.
The 51-year-old brought about controversy in Could after a livid tirade towards Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on social media.
Slater mentioned Morrison had “blood on (his) palms” after the federal government quickly banned Australians from returning residence from India because the Asian nation battled a serious Covid-19 outbreak.