Australian actor Steve Bisley is planning to appeal after he was found guilty of assaulting his ex-wife last year (09).
The Mad Max star was arrested following an altercation with Sally Burleigh at a property in Balmain, Sydney on 6 September (09).
Burleigh alleged her former partner slammed her head into a wall during a heated argument and the 58 year old was subsequently charged with one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and one of common assault. He pleaded not guilty to the charges in December (09).
Bisley insisted he acted in self-defence, but on Wednesday (15Sep10) magistrate Jane Culver, of the Downing Centre Local Court, ruled the star was guilty of assaulting Burleigh.
The actor is due back in court on Monday (20Sep10) to discuss sentencing options, but his lawyer Meredith Phelps reveals Bisley is planning to appeal the verdict, according to the Australian Associated Press.