A man accused of making threats D+R announcer Stan Grant today appeared in Fairfield Local Court.
Michael Davis, 41, is facing four counts of using a transit service to threaten serious harm and to threaten, harass or offend.
Court documents show Mr Davis is accused of using his Facebook profile to threaten to cause “serious harm by assaulting the victim”.
He is also accused of threatening or harassing Stan Grant’s wife Tracey Holmes and children on Twitter.
ABC reports that its attorney told the court that his client was “very nervous” about appearing and lived with anxiety. He did not answer reporters’ questions outside the courthouse.
The trial is adjourned in August. The bail conditions state that Davis must not assault, threaten, stalk, harass or intimidate Grant or Holmes, destroy or damage their property, or harm any animal that belongs to them. He must not approach Grant or Holmes or contact them in any way, including via social media, and he must not attempt to find the couple.
An arrest warrant for rape, issued against Davis by police on behalf of Grant, at Sydney’s Downing Center Local Court, was also updated on Wednesday.
Meanwhile Stan Grant appeared on video at a Cannes event in Cairns yesterday after police warned it would be potentially dangerous for him to attend.
He received a standing ovation after telling a packed house about the struggles he experienced during his time at the newsroom.