Late actor Pua Magasiva

Pua Magasiva’s violent assault on wife revealed

In November 2018, Magasiva pleaded guilty to one charge of male assaults female over an incident involving his wife Liz Sadler in June that year. 

At the sentencing on April 26, 2019, Judge Claire Ryan declined an application for permanent name suppression at Auckland's North Shore District Court. The court heard that Magasiva spat in his wife's face before putting her in a headlock and dragging her by the neck after an argument while out at dinner.