NRL star apologises after housewarming party where ex-teammate’s fiancee he was caught kissing was allegedly assaulted and a window smashed
- Adam Elliott was caught up in an incident at a housewarming party on Sunday
- The contrite 26-year-old issued an apology on Saturday via club for his actions
- Michael Lichaa underwent surgery for injured hand and was charged by police
- In September 2018, Elliott’s drunken antics on Mad Monday caused headlines
An NRL star caught in an ‘intimate act’ with an ex-teammate’s fiancee at a housewarming party has apologised for his behaviour.
Canterbury-Bankstown forward Adam Elliott, 26, issued a statement via the club on Saturday about the incident at Connells Point in Sydney’s south, on Sunday.
After ex-Bulldogs hooker Michael Lichaa caught Elliot kissing his fiancee Kara Childerhouse, he allegedly assaulted his long-term partner and smashed a window.
Adam Elliott (pictured right) has apologised for his behaviour at a housewarming last weekend
Elliott was involved in an ‘intimate act’ with Kara Childerhouse (pictured left), the fiancee of former NRL star Micahel Lichaa (pictured right)
‘This is an extremely difficult time for my family and I. I ask that people can respect mine and my family’s privacy at this time,’ Elliot said in his statement.
‘In consultation with the club, I will be undertaking the necessary help that I require with appropriate measures and checks.
‘I would also like to take this opportunity to apologise to all Bulldogs members, fans and sponsors about recent events. I have brought unnecessary attention to the club.’
Lichaa has been charged by police with three offences, including common assault, over the incident.
The matter was in briefly mentioned in Sutherland Local Court this week, which Lichaa’s partner attended to show her support.
Lichaa was excused from the court proceedings after undergoing surgery to his hand.
Elliott had been expected to be a groomsman at Lichaa’s upcoming wedding.
Michael Lichaa and Kara Childerhouse (pictured above) are engaged to be married
Following the housewarming drama, Elliott’s partner Robyn and their nine-month-old son Lennex returned to the Northern Territory – but the couple are said to still be on speaking terms.
Canterbury also issued a statement on Saturday, acknowledging Elliott is a repeat offender when it comes to off-field indiscretions.
‘The Bulldogs have conducted their own review and have decided that Adam will undertake professional help in regard to issues with alcohol, with the Bulldogs to provide full support including a strict monitoring process,’ the club said in a statement.
Elliott, who has avoided any sanction from the NRL and is still to reach out to Lichaa, is no stranger to alcohol-fuelled moments with dire consequences.
In 2018, Elliott was fined $25,000 by the Bulldogs following his drunken antics on Mad Monday in September at the Harbour View Hotel in Sydney’s Rocks precinct.
Along with teammate Asipeli Fine, the pair were charged with wilful and obscene exposure and landed up in court.
Elliott later told the Daily Telegraph in February 2019 he experienced some ‘dark’ and ‘horrible times, but he had ‘learnt from what happened.’
Kara Childerhouse (pictured above) was in court to support Lichaa after he was charged with three offences following the housewarming