Teenage party boy and Ninja Warrior contestant Corey Worthington has been charged with brutal assault
Legendary party boy Corey Worthington is back in the spotlight after being accused of a brutal attack.
Now, 31, Worthington has been charged by Criminal Investigation Unit detectives with willfully causing injury and is due to face Geelong District Court – in Victoria’s southwest – in May.
The charges carry a penalty of up to 10 years in prison.
Worthington became a sensation when he was just 16 years old for throwing an out-of-control party at his parents Nari Warren’s house while his mom Jo and stepfather Stephen Delaney were vacationing on the Gold Coast in 2008.
Corey Worthington has transformed his body to become a Ninja Warrior racer
Highly polished Corey Worthington struggled to get his life on track after the infamous 2008 party incident
A public court listing shows that Worthington has not yet engaged a lawyer to represent him at the next hearing.
It remains unclear how the police allegations against Worthington are laid out.
Daily Mail Australia contacted Worthington on Thursday, but he did not answer.
Worthington, a virtual pioneer of the power of social media, put out an open invitation to his 2008 party on MySpace, which led to more than 500 people descending on the house on Saturday night.
Soon a riot broke out as revelers pelted police with broken bottles, damaging surrounding cars and property.
It was only brought under control after more than 30 officers, a dog squad and a police helicopter descended on the party and shut it down.
While the party made Worthington a hero among his colleagues, it was his sleepless interview with Laila McKinnon of A Current Affair that made him an Internet sensation.
Wearing outrageous yellow sunglasses, bright yellow hair and a floral hat, Worthington fronted the cameras and refused to take responsibility.
When MacKinnon asked Worthington to remove his sunglasses, the rowdy king of the party refused.
“No, nah, I’ll leave these out. I love them,” he replied.
Worthington appeared in the 2021 advert wearing his semi-iconic yellow-rimmed sunglasses
Worthington in the lead-up to his Ninja Warrior appearance
While saying he was sorry, he added, ‘I can’t quite be blamed for everything that happened, he wasn’t home, he was in the street and I didn’t.
The police said stay inside so you don’t get in trouble, and I did what he said, so…”
As McKinnon pushed him to apologize further and show his face, he added, “I’ll say sorry, but I don’t take my glasses off…”
After finding fame in 2008, Corey starred in the eighth season of Big Brother later that year.
In 2018, he returned to reality television in the second season of Australian Ninja Warrior, showing his fitness debut.
“Awesome experience and great people,” he said of his Ninja Warrior experience.
In 2018, he told Theix that he spent a decade trying to live up to his wild reputation after his out-of-control house party went viral.
“It was an amazing trip,” he says proudly of his infamy. “This is the role I was cast in and I have owned it as well as I can.”
Later, he wrote “Not Sorry” on his fingers.
In 2021, Worthington appeared in a television commercial dubbed An Insurance Company.
“I’m Cory Worthington,” he said, “but you can call me Cory Trust Worthington because I’m a changed man.”
“I left all of that behind and that’s why ShareCover asked me to be your guide to help protect your vacation home from harm.”
Corey Worthington (right), seated with Big Brother 2008 hosts Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O.
Worthington refused to remove his sunglasses during this interview with the ACA After Party 2008
Worthington made leaps and bounds to dispel the bad boy image he espoused for years after his instant rise to fame.
He married his longtime girlfriend Mel Borg in 2015 and became a father.
At the time, he proudly showed off his beautiful new home and claimed to have seen the error of his ways and mended the quarrel with his parents.
Worthington had relaxed his partying ways and met Mel through mutual friends and, ironically, at a party hosted by colleagues.
His dad, Steve, was invited to be best man and their wedding and festivities ended in Bali at somewhat like 2am.
Back in the ACA that year, Worthington told MacKinnon that he was just a kid during their first meeting
‘I was sixteen,’ he said at the time, ‘and having fun, I will always have Sunny Yellow close at heart.