The brother of a Married At First Sight contestant who's been dubbed 'hot brother' by viewers has responded to the allegations he was violent towards an ex-girlfriend.
Rhyce Power, whose sister Jessika is one of the brides on the Channel Nine reality show, became an internet sensation when he was featured looking disapprovingly at his sister's wedding on last Tuesday's episode.
After featuring in the episode, rumours began circulating online that he had been violent towards an ex-girlfriend.
Power initially denied the allegations, writing on Instagram: “Don’t believe everything you hear on social media. Of course crazy ex girlfriend (sic) are going to come out with some ridiculous claims”.
This morning the 27-year-old carpenter was interviewed on KIIS FM's Kyle and Jackie O show and confirmed an ex-girlfriend had taken out a Violence Restraining Order against him in Western Australia last year.
According to news.com.au, radio host Jackie O asked Power: “Some reports are saying that you pushed a girl, grabbed her around the throat, threw objects at her when you were in a relationship.
“Another girl has told a similar story that you were also violent towards her.”
Mr Power responded: “Yeah, so this has come out in the media and it’s obviously exaggerated quite a lot.
“What happened was, me and my ex-girlfriend had a pretty toxic relationship towards the end of it. We both said a lot of things that we probably shouldn’t have said.
“We kind of went our own ways and she wasn’t very happy about the breakup so I’ve been interviewed by police about violence and that kind of stuff for about an hour. No charges were laid because there was no proof or anything, it never happened, and then I was issued with a VRO (Violence Restraining Order).”
Mr Power said on air that the incident took place six months ago and told the radio hosts he plans to go to court and get the order removed: “I knew me and her weren’t going to see each other again so I kind of just left it as it is and I didn’t expect this fame to blow up.”
Power insisted to Kyle and Jackie O that the claims were false: “She’s made false claims, yeah. I have no criminal history of violence, no charges were laid,
“I do plan on getting it removed … before it didn’t bother me because I’m just a normal, everyday guy.”
Multiple women have alleged to NewsCorp that Mr Power either physically or emotionally abused them in the past.