ARSENAL FAN TV regular DT – real name Liam Goodenough – has released a statement after being jailed for three years for stalking, kidnapping and assaulting an ex-girlfriend.
Goodenough was originally sentenced to 12 months imprisonment at a court hearing on November 12.
Goodenough has had his jail sentence extended to three years
But this was referred onto the the Court of Appeal under the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme, and they have extended it to three years.
And now he has addressed his actions for the first time.
His statement posted on social media read: “I know a lot of you would have seen the news about me this week and I know I have let a lot of you down but there are always two sides to a story and mine will be told in good time.
“After months of receiving help and guidance I now know I was suffering from a mental breakdown and on that night I simply snapped.
“This is not me condoning my actions I am just trying to paint a picture of what was going on in my life at that time. All I ask from everyone is that you read the key parts of the report and not the sensationalised headline.
“I cannot apologise enough to my ex-partner for putting her through this. An eight year relationship will now be remembered for nine minutes of madness and I will forever be sorry for it.
“I have also heard about a statement that’s been released from someone that I called a friend, again I will address this and its content in due course too!
“I’m sorry for letting you all down, I do not deserve anything from anyone but just know I am sorry.
“Take care and see you in a few years. DT.”
When being sentenced, the court heard how Goodenough stalked his former partner as she went on a date.
He used a tracker on her phone to drive to a hotel the victim was staying at, where he proceeded to verbally abuse her as well as assaulting her companion.
He also photographed her ‘in a state of undress’.
The court report added: “Goodenough dragged the victim out of the hotel room to his car, suggesting he had a knife and that her son was in the vehicle.
“However, when she realised that her son was not in the car she tried to escape. A bystander intervened and the victim was able to get out of the car, while Goodenough escaped.”
And earlier this week AFTV released a statement of their own following the revelation that DT had been sentenced to three years in prison.
The YouTube channel said: “This morning we have been made aware of news regarding DT, who was a regular contributor on AFTV until July 2021.
“We are utterly appalled and disgusted by his actions and totally condemn domestic abuse, or violence of any kind.
“DT has made us aware of personal issues in his life, however we can unequivocally say that the extend of the information made public by the government today is new to us.
“DT appeared on AFTV on 1st Jan when the severity of his legal case was unbeknownst to us.
“The recent developments come as a complete shock to all at AFTV.
“In light of the shocking news, DT will be offered absolutely no place on the channel again.”
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By: Dylan Terry
Title: Disgraced Arsenal Fan TV regular DT releases grovelling statement after being jailed for three years
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/17395102/arsenal-fan-tv-dt-statement-jailed/
Published Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 09:09:41 +0000