Harry Garside ex-girlfriend Ashley Ruscoe living in Bali as she waits to fight DV charges

The ex-girlfriend of Olympic boxer Harry Garside is living in Bali as she awaits a hearing to fight domestic violence-related charges against her ex.

Ashley Alsione Ruscoe was arrested at her Bellevue Hill home in Sydney in July and charged with assaulting and intimidating her former partner.

A month later, the 35-year-old boxing coach and wellness guru was charged with two fresh offences of intentionally distributing intimate images of Mr Garside without his consent.

The boxer gave permission to be identified as the alleged victim through his legal team.

Ms Ruscoe has entered not guilty pleas to the two charges of distributing an intimate image without consent, common assault and stalking or intimidating Mr Garside.

The matter will be mentioned in court on November 8 when it is expected all the evidence will be served on her legal team.

While Ms Ruscoe waits to fight the charges, she has since relocated to Bali where she is teaching boxing.

The 35-year-old moved to the Indonesian island after her court appearance in August, flashing her new life on Instagram.

In one post before she left Australia, she wrote: “Posting some of the recent highlights, but due to legal reasons no low points #ifwedon’tlaughwe’llcry.”

On her business page, Hit Like A Girl, Ms Ruscoe announced last week that she would now be offering one-on-one sessions at Noble Boxing, based in Canggu.

Ms Ruscoe posts much of her new life in Bali on Instagram, showcasing her boxing sessions, classes and her vegetable-filled breakfast meals.

One of her captions read: “Relaxed and happy … @hitlikeagirl__ in Bali … hmu (sic) if you’re over here and want to train.”

The 35-year-old has also posted photos and videos enjoying the Bali night-life.

Ms Ruscoe is accused of sending messages containing intimate photos of Mr Garside on the afternoon of March 27 and the evening of June 1.

At a previous court appearance, her lawyer Bryan Wrench railed against the classification of the image as intimate.

He claimed that Mr Garside had given Ms Ruscoe a photo of himself involving a brightly coloured wig that had been displayed in her living room.

“He basically gifted my client with a photo of himself … posing with a purple wig,” Mr Wrench said.

“It’s definitely not an intimate image.”

Mr Wrench is seeking to obtain “exculpatory” information from his client’s phone, as it is held by police and told the court that he had not been provided with data from Mr Garside’s phone.

Mr Garside was initially charged over an alleged domestic violence incident at the couple’s Bellevue Hill home on March 1.

He was arrested at the airport on May 2 upon his return from filming I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! in South Africa.

The Olympic boxer steadfastly maintained his innocence, and the charges against him were dropped by police after his legal team found a video previously not seen by police that showed Ms Ruscoe as the alleged aggressor.

Weeks later, she was arrested and charged over the alleged altercation.

Mr Wrench previously told a Sydney court that he was “surprised” his client had been charged over the alleged incident.

He said he was “concerned” about Mr Garside’s “motivation” in coming forward with the allegations against his ex-girlfriend.

The lawyer said in court he would rely on the evidence of witnesses who would reveal the boxer “has a history of domestic violence”.

Mr Garside and Ms Ruscoe dated for 18 months before they split earlier this year.

The couple were often snapped by the paparazzi together and made several high-profile appearances, such as at the GQ awards in November last year.

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