He won a premiership with the Kangaroos in 1996 and was inducted into the team's Hall of Fame in 2019. The AFL Players Association and several high-profile names in the league, including Mark Williams and Brent Harvey, supplied character references for Mr Laidley in support of his application for bail in the Melbourne Magistrates' Court. Panic-buyers are faced with EMPTY shelves after Tesco customers wrestle for bargains in chiller... Wayne Flower In Melbourne For Daily Mail Australia, West Coast Eagles legend Dean Laidley arrested on stalking charge, photos leaked to social media showing star in women¿s clothes and blonde wig | The West Australian. Mr Laidley, who coached North Melbourne after a playing career at the Kangaroos and West Coast, has been bailed to a rehabilitation centre for the next month. In one incident last month, Mr Laidley allegedly called her 43 times in one evening. She's fearful of doing ordinary duties like going for shopping.". 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Mr Laidley's lawyer Phil Dunn QC said the release of the photos "devastated" Mr Laidley and his family. The report stated the 53-year-old faced a Magistrate on Sunday afternoon and didn't apply for bail. He lived in a bubble that had structures around him. 'I just can't believe someone's passed away. Laidley will remain behind bars until he appears in court on May 11. Laidley also spent time with Port Adelaide, St Kilda and Carlton. His coaching career includes seven seasons with the Kangaroos between 2003 and 2009. 'We want to be successful, yes, but we want parents to say 'we want our kids to play for that football club because look at what they do and look at the people they develop' – and that is really important. But while Laidley was known for his colourful personality off-field, he was also clinging to deep seeded torment dating back to his coaching days. 'Please deal with this unacceptable incident swiftly & properly. 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Laidley has never been far away from controversy and hit the headlines again in 2011 while on a family trip to Bali. Former North Melbourne AFL coach Dean Laidley is released on bail to a rehabilitation centre after a court hears he was suffering from a range of psychiatric issues, including gender dysphoria. Cleaned out! Typical,' she wrote. AFL great Dean Laidley was a tormented soul who never fully recovered from the death of a footy fan he clashed with in 2006. Multiple choice challenge made for secondary school pupils... Trump family are all smiles as they join Donald for his 2am speech declaring victory from the White House... HENRY DEEDES: Boorish Don was like a child with his bottom lip dragging. Police are investigating after photos of AFL great Dean Laidley in police custody (one pictured) were leaked online as he was charged with stalking and breaches of a family violence order, One photo which appeared to show his mugshot taken from a police file was also leaked. Further details surrounding Laidley's arrest will be revealed at his court appearance. In another incident, he allegedly threatened to ram her car. He was allegedly on bail when the offences were committed. "She details in one of her statements she is exhausted by this and it's having a significant impact. Join Facebook to connect with Kane Laidley and others you may know. 'Outraged that pictures of my client, taken by some police officer, on the sly, when in custody in interview have hit the media. When you see family members lying on the ground, face down, it is pretty horrifying,' he said. 'I am distraught and feel for the family,' Laidley said, fighting back tears at the time. The Biden campaign says Donald Trump's statement about shutting down the counting of ballots is "outrageous" and "unprecedented", Follow our live updates on the US election results, Follow our live coverage for the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic. Magistrate Kieran Gilligan said Mr Laidley was being granted bail due to his lack of criminal history and the possibility of him being held on remand for years, if the matter went to trial. Laidley pictured when he signed as the coach of the North Melbourne Kangaroos in 2002 - signing a three-year deal with his former club. "It's a breach of our values, it's unlawful and criminal conduct and that's the way we are treating it," he told reporters. Mr Dunn told the court his client had hit "rock bottom" last year. I offer them my full support.'. Laidley claimed he was hit over the head with a bottle awhile his son copped a broken jaw, and several relatives, including women, suffered severe facial injuries following an incident at Bounty Discotheque. The premiership player allegedly asked to be called 'Daniella' during his police interview, His lawyer Dee Giannopoulos appeared to confirm the photo was of her client on Sunday evening. 'Out of my 32 years of senior professional football, last year was probably in the top five or six years that I've had – it's a great group,' he said. '. NSW border to open but Andrews urges Victorians to stay local for Christmas, Trump warns of violence as Americans head to the polls, Australia faces 'a dystopian future' in a new world dominated by China, Just want to know when we'll know if Trump has won or not? Laidley grew up in Balga in Perth's north and played senior football for the West Perth Football Club. Is a Covid-19 vaccine coming at the start of December? We are no longer accepting comments on this article. Picture: AFL Photos. Victoria Police confirmed in a statement on Sunday night that Laidley was … Taking photos unlawfully and sharing them. TEXT for a pint! And... ROSS CLARK: The 4,000 deaths 'fact' that made Doom and Gloom squabble like schoolboys. The court heard there was a string of incidents before Mr Laidley was arrested, including taking photos outside the woman's house and verbal abuse. He was then part of coaching groups at Port Adelaide and St Kilda before most recently joining Carlton as an assistant. 'We were all on the dance floor. In 2006, Laidley had sought counselling after being 'haunted' by the image of a fan he clashed with during a game, who later committed suicide. This service may include material from Agence France-Presse (AFP), APTN, Reuters, AAP, CNN and the BBC World Service which is copyright and cannot be reproduced. 'Have I mellowed? The court heard Mr Laidley, 53, of Moonee Ponds, had been struggling with drug abuse for eight years and had a range of psychiatric issues, including gender dysphoria. Mr Laidley was arrested on May 2 over allegations of stalking as well as other charges. "He was lonely and depressed, and he was using drugs," Mr Dunn said. North Melbourne dual premiership player David King is feeling “overwhelming sadness” at Dean Laidley's current situation, as club greats rally to support his family. He made his debut for the West Coast Eagles in 1987, where he played 52 games before being traded to the North Melbourne ahead of the 1993 season. ', Laidley (pictured left with Carlton coach Mick Malthouse in 2015) was charged with stalking and other matters and will appear in court on May 11. Some trends are emerging, Baffled Australians receive US election robocalls urging them to 'stay home', Actor Craig McLachlan sings in witness box, says it would be 'impossible' to inappropriately kiss fellow performer, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and other 'squad' members re-elected as Democrats set to keep the House, Republican 'star' who endorsed QAnon conspiracy theories wins seat in Congress. It is believed the photo of Laidley being questioned was not a part of Victoria Police's formal questioning process and was taken from outside the interview room. Such a drag! The ugly clash was captured on TV and the AFL was forced to investigate. "Mr Laidley is not a bad man. Ex-AFL player manager Ricky Nixon (pictured) weighed in on Laidley's arrest on Sunday, Nixon said he was 'the least surprised person in Australia on Dean Laidley' and claimed he had managed the former player, who confided in him regularly, for 15 years. He kicked a goal in the final seconds of the game leading his team to a victory.Jett Kenny is spotted for first time following the death sister Jaimi James Matthey and Jai Bednall news.com.au … 1996 Prime Minister on the side. 'When I finished in the AFL, I really cut myself off, and I did that on purpose. "He's lived in a cocoon for a long time. The bar owner later called out Laidley's version of events, telling the Herald Sun at the time it was the Laidley's who were fighting among themselves. Nixon said Laidley confided in him regularly for 15 years. A senior Constable has been suspended on pay and is potentially facing time behind bars over the unauthorised disclosure. ', 'Police should investigate and those involved pulled down immediately.'. It's just not having the pressure of being an AFL coach,' he said. Joanne Laidley Bio, Wiki Joanne Laidley is the wife of the football assistant coach and former player Dean Laidley. Laidley remained behind bars on Monday as Melbourne's footy world exploded over the revelations of his arrest. His coaching career includes seven seasons with the Kangaroos as well as time with Port Adelaide, Carlton and St Kilda. Laidley was part of the 1996 North Melbourne premiership team as a player before going on to coach the club between 2003 and 2009. Daily Mail Australia can reveal Laidley faces seven charges all up, including one each of stalking, committing an indictable offence while on bail and persistent breach of a family violence order and four other intervention order breaches. He went into a cocoon at the age of 17 to play football. The report stated the 53-year-old faced a Magistrate on Sunday afternoon and didn't apply for bail. He won a premiership with the Kangaroos in 1996 and was inducted into the club's Hall of Fame in 2019. Daily Mail Australia has been told Laidley had appeared to be a 'broken man' in the months before his dramatic arrest while dressed as a woman. Lots. A high-profile Melbourne lawyer, who said she was representing Laidley, confirmed one of the photos showed her client. @LanaMurphy #9News pic.twitter.com/DkCCOpxMfB, © 2020, SEN All Rights Laidley appeared before Deputy Magistrate Jelena Popovic on Sunday night. Laidley became a North Melbourne life member in 2019. He and his family were attacked by bouncers at the Bounty night club in Bali after his daughter's wedding in 2011.