A STOUSH between actress Nicole Kidman and celebrity photographer Jamie Fawcett rolled into a Sydney court today but without either of the main players.
Fawcett is accused of possessing a listening device outside Kidman’s mansion in the harbourside suburb of Darling Point.
In January last year, security staff found a plastic-covered device submerged in water and hidden by foliage across the road from Kidman’s home.
Fawcett was charged last October with its possession.
The matter returned to court today but the Oscar-winning star was not present, having flown to Los Angeles on her private jet with husband Keith Urban last week.
The pair reportedly complained to police after Fawcett trailed them on a holiday to the NSW south coast.
Fawcett was not in Downing Centre Local Court today either. He was represented by solicitor Roland Day.
“This is the Nicole Kidman-Fawcett roadshow, the paparazzi matter,” Mr Day explained to Deputy Chief Magistrate Paul Cloran.
Mr Cloran granted his request for access to subpoenaed police material and adjourned the case until February 8.
Outside court, Mr Day said Fawcett’s legal team was seeking recordings from police.
“They’ve provided us with a very short period of recordings of what’s happened in her street and we want to know what other things were recorded, in circumstances where our client says it certainly wasn’t him,” he said.
A hearing date is likely to be set when the matter returns to court next month.