Reporter: Liz Hayes
Producer: Phil Goyen
Say the name Matthew Newton and most people will offer an opinion. The view is that he’s either a violent boyfriend, or a mentally ill man.
Repeatedly, courts here in Australia, and in the US, have judged Newton, on the grounds of his psychological state.
Just last November, a Miami judge spared him jail, despite him punching a hotel receptionist.
Now Matthew Newton says he's on the road to recovery, but there are some extraordinary admissions along the way.
Matthew Newton has been helping with the clean-up from Superstorm Sandy, if you'd like to help visit www.sandyrelief.org.