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Ireland Sexual assault allegations have had 'significant impact' on veteran comedian Sil Fox's health, court told

18:50  05 december  2019
18:50  05 december  2019 Source:   independent.ie

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THE trial of veteran comedian Sil Fox for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman in a bar has She said the court would “note the nature of the allegations ” and she also did not want it to be "He' s 86 years of age and it' s had a significant impact on him over the last number of months in terms of his

Sil Fox pleaded not guilty to sexual assaultCredit: Collins Photo Agency. He’ s accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a bar in Dublin city centre on December 17 last year. Fox was supported in court by a number of friends, who indicated the popular entertainer was anxious to have it heard as

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VETERAN comedian Sil Fox, who denies sexually assaulting a woman at a bar in Dublin, could have to wait almost six months until his trial is heard.

Popular entertainer, Sylvester "Sil" Fox, aged 86, has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault of a woman during a social occasion at a bar and restaurant in the city-centre's south-side on December 17 last year.

He was supposed to face a non-jury district court trial at Dublin District Court last week, however, the hearing could not get underway because there was not enough time to hear the entire case, which will take at least a day.

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Sil Fox pleaded not guilty to sexual assault . He’ s accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a bar in The court was told that as a result of the court ’ s busy list, the case could not be heard in its Ms Ni Chuagain said: “He is 86 and it has had a very significant impact on him over the last number of

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The case was listed again for mention yesterday/today (thur) to set a new hearing date.

Mr Fox, who grew up in the Liberties in Dublin but has an address at Wellington Lawn, Templeogue, Dublin 6, did not have to attend.

Judge Paula Murphy said she has reserved May 28 and the following day for the case as there were not any earlier dates available.

However, she said she would list the case for mention on December 20 and it would be given priority if an earlier hearing date became available.

Defence counsel Emer Ni Chuagain said there were significant concerns for Mr Fox’s health.

a man standing in front of a store window: Denial: Sil Fox leaves Dublin District Court. Photo: Collins Courts © Collins Photo Agency Denial: Sil Fox leaves Dublin District Court. Photo: Collins Courts a man wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: Sil Fox (Photo: Colin O'Riordan) Sil Fox (Photo: Colin O'Riordan) He was excused from having to attend on the next date.

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Veteran comedian Sil Fox has requested a special sitting of Dublin District Court to hear his trial for an alleged sexual assault . Mr Fox ' s barrister also said these proceedings have had a very significant impact on his health over the past few months, and reminded the judge that he had

VETERAN comedian Sil Fox has denied sexually assaulting a woman at a social event. Accused Sylvester ( Sil ) Fox (86), with an address at Wellington Lawn in Templeogue, appeared on station bail before Dublin District Court this morning charged with one count of sexual assault .

Earlier his barrister told Judge Murphy, “he is an elderly man and there is significant strain by coming into court”.

Eight State witnesses are to give evidence and there may be further defence witnesses called.

It would not have been finished in a day and part hearing the case was the least preferred option, a State solicitor said.

The defence also said it was possible it could run into a second day.

Ms Chuagain said: “He is 86 and it has had a very significant impact on him over the last number of months in terms of his health.”

At his first court appearance, in July a certificate with evidence of arrest, charge and caution was tendered.

A summary of the prosecution case and CCTV evidence had also been furnished to Mr Fox’s solicitor Michael French.

The Director of Public Prosecutions has directed summary disposal. This means it was suitable that the case would be heard at district court level and not in the circuit court which, on conviction, has tougher sentencing powers.

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Comedian Sylvester " Sil " Fox has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a woman at a bar in Dublin. She told the court that a summary of the prosecution case and CCTV evidence has been Sgt Smith provided the judge with a document outlining the allegations but they were not read out

Jurisdiction was accepted for the trial to remain in the district court.

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