Australian footballer Jordan De Goey arrested for groping at New York hotel
An Australian football player has been arrested for groping a woman on a dance floor at a Chelsea hotel and then attacking his enraged friend who intervened, police said.
Jordan De Goey, a 25-year-old forward for Collingwood AFL in Melbourne who has previously been charged with assault in Australia, was caught after he and a fellow Aussie groped a 35-year-old woman they slipped on for that she was dancing at a Dream Hotel rooftop bar on West 16th Street around 2:20 a.m., police said.
The groping shocked the woman’s male friend, who took on De Goey, 6-3, 194 pounds, and Goey’s friend Luke Dyson, 28.
De Goey and Dyson allegedly hit the 37-year-old man in the face with a bottle, punched and kicked him, according to the NYPD.
De Goey and Dyson, who were staying at the hotel, were both charged with forced touching and assault, cops said.
The victims, who were also staying at the hotel, were from Cambridge, Massachusetts. They refused medical treatment.
In 2018, De Goey was charged with indecent assault following an alleged incident in 2015. But in August, the the charges have been dropped and the police were ordered to pay the athlete’s legal fees.
Collingswood said they are aware of the situation, but have not yet been in contact with De Goey, according to the ABC.
“The club are trying to contact Jordan, who is in the United States, to determine the facts of the case,” said a spokesperson for the club.
“The club won’t be able to comment further until they do.”