The on-off boyfriend of Keisha Castle-Hughes has been charged with assaulting the Academy Award-nominated actress following an Oscars function in Auckland.
Michael Graves, 22, says he was trying to stop the Whale Rider star, 21, jumping from a moving car during an argument on the way to get food.
The pair spent Tuesday afternoon at an Oscars party at the Pullman Hotel with Castle-Hughes' fellow Almighty Johnsons television cast members. Castle-Hughes tweeted throughout the party, directing one to Graves: "drunker than you #drunklife".
He replied: "exactly so stop it".
For someone like Keisha Castle-Hughes to be binge drinking like this, and bragging via Twitter that she is more intoxicated than her partner - like getting drunk as fast as possible is some kind of competition that she should be proud of winning - is disgraceful.
Get help Keisha. There are young people out there that look up to you.