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An epic libel trial that saw an IT guru’s sordid s*x life aired in public ended a year after it made international headlines.
Constantine Arvanitis, 49, has accused his ex-partner Selina Holder of defaming him after she called him a s*x addict in documents shared with his fiancée and his high-flying doctor sister.
On Monday, the couple returned to Victoria County Court to announce that the matter had finally been settled out of court.
Constantine Arvanitis and Melanie Thornton leave Victoria County Court on Monday. Mr. Arvanitis claimed that he had been subjected to a savage attack to destroy his reputation.
Selina Holder defended herself against accusations that she defamed her ex-partner
Selina Holder attends Victoria County Court last year. She defended claims that she had defamed her former partner by calling him a s*x addict.
It was in June of last year when the conflicting parties set foot in court for the last time.
Victoria had been in the grip of the Covid 19 pandemic, which brought the state’s justice system to an effective standstill.
Ms Holder’s lawyer, Barrie Goldsmith, told The Age that her client and Mr Arvanitis had mutually agreed to settle the case and that she had “intended to read a document in court” announcing it.
A smiling Mr. Arvanitis was seen leaving the courthouse on Monday hand-in-hand with his fiancee Melanie Thornton, the sister of respected cancer surgeon Dr. Chantel Thornton.
It is understood that Ms Holder, who lived in Sydney, was not physically present in court on Monday.
The last time she confronted Mr. Arvanitis, she ended up walking out of the courtroom in disgust.
Mr Arvanitis had been under cross examination for five days in their ugly defamation trial at the time.
‘That’s a lie. You’re a pathological liar,’ she exclaimed from a position seated behind her barrister.
‘Sorry, I’m leaving.’
The incident followed a claim by Mr Arvanitis that Ms Holder had embarked upon a mission to destroy his relationship with Ms Thornton.
Mr Arvanitis had denied he had maintained a s*xual relationship with Ms Holder while sleeping around with anywhere up to half-a-dozen other women.
The offending document she had shared with her allegedly Mr Arvanitis broke her foot with her, that he was a prescription drug dealer, was mentally unstable, a criminal and a ‘s*x addict’.
It was a decision she likely lived to regret as media across the country picked-up on the public stoush.
Ms Holder had been advised on the first day of the hearing that Mr Arvanitis would end his legal action if she consented to an order that she stop making defamatory statements, an acknowledgment that what she had written was false, and $5000.
That offer was rejected and the trial quickly descended into a full scale slanging match between the angry ex lovers.
Mr Arvanitis had met Ms Holder via a dating app in September 2012.
But the relationship quickly soured and by 2015 it ended after the birth of their child.
Mr Arvanitis claimed Ms Holder had cheated on him from the beginning of their relationship and had once found a raunchy photo message on her phone that he claimed she had sent to her her secret lover.
When questioned about the image, Mr Arvanitis claimed Ms Holder would become violent and lash out.
Among a swag of allegations, Mr Arvanitis claimed Ms Holder repeatedly punched him in the face and whipped him over the head with a phone charging cable.
Ms. Holder, who denied sending the letter
Ms. Holder, who denied sending the letter, presented a defense alleging that Mr. Arvanitis spent $220,000 on cocaine, took methamphetamine and sold Viagra to colleagues while working at ANZ.
She had alleged that Mr. Arvanitis was having s*xual relations with at least two other women, and her, and possibly more during the same period.
The court heard a series of obscene text message exchanges between Mr Arvanitis and Ms Holder during the period when he was ‘hooking up’ with s*xual partners he had met on Tinder.
The couple had already separated and Mrs Holder had moved to her hometown of Sydney with her young daughter.
Mr. Arvanitis denied having a s*xual relationship with Ms. Holder and claimed that the text messages, some of which contained references to the “morning after pill” and “getting pregnant”, were a form of role-playing. Long distance.
Mr. Arvanitis admitted that he had had unprotected s*x with the two women while he was dating Ms. Thornton.
Several of his ex-girlfriends were going to take the witness stand on behalf of the defense when the trial was prematurely adjourned.
Mr. Arvanitis had told the court that those women were simply “hooks” that he had met on the dating app Tinder with the intention of having meaningless s*x.
Once again, Mr. Arvanitis claimed that the abandoned women, now numbering five, were plotting to destroy him.
Mr. Arvanitis had brought legal action after Dr. Thornton received a separate libelous document from Ms. Holder.
Dr. Thornton, the wife of luxury car salesman Srecko Lorbek, was expected to be summoned to court to explain exactly who she shared that document with.
Arvanitis had been embraced by the Thornton clan until late 2018, when he claims the document came into the hands of Dr. Thornton.
He fell like a hot potato when Dr. Thornton received the disturbing document and has never returned to the fold despite his ongoing relationship with his sister, who had received a hand-delivered letter on his account.
The letter had been signed by Mrs Holder and two other ex-girlfriends of Mr Arvanitis, also known as ‘The Brotherhood’.
She had not been the first to see it, Arvanitis said, and his two previous ex-girlfriends also received a copy.
At the conclusion of the case, the couple requested that the proceedings be dismissed and requested that no cost orders be issued.
Constantine Arvanitis Quick and Facts
- Melbourne man Constantine Arvanitis filed defamation suit against ex-partner
- Mr Arvanitis claimed Selina Holder sent letters claiming he was a s*x addict
- Ms Holder branded her ex a liar and stormed out of court in fiery display
- Respected cancer surgeon Dr Chantel Thornton was sent a nasty document
- She later accused Mr Arvanitis of lying in the witness box while under oath