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Calum von Moger Avoids Jail After Tire Stabbing Incident in Australia
By Roger “Rock” Lockridge
On November 16th, 9News in Australia reported that IFBB Pro Classic Physique competitor Calum von Moger has resolved a court case without jail time. The former Mr. Universe winner and YouTube sensation appeared in a Melbourne, Australia court on that same day to answer to criminal charges, which he pled guilty to.
The charges stemmed from what the report calls a “road rage” incident that took place on January 26th. After causing damage to the other vehicle in the accident, von Moger stabbed a tire on the car. With his girlfriend in court with him, von Moger also pled guilty to a separate criminal damage involving another car accident, which he left without leaving his information for the other driver.
Von Moger’s attorney told the court that he suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and adjustment disorders. A psychologist report that described his mental health issues at the time was also submitted to the magistrate, which was accepted.
His lawyer also shared that von Moger was pursuing income opportunities in the United States, and that prospect of future employment could be affected if he was to be convicted. Those opportunities or the income that he could earn weren’t disclosed. Ultimately, the magistrate fined von Moger $2,500 without a conviction. He also must undertake 12 months of good behavior and continue to participate in mental health treatment.
This is the latest development in what has been a challenging time for von Moger. He rose to fame through YouTube and social media in the early 2010’s, creating a large fanbase on YouTube and Instagram. He won several titles around the world, including the Mr. Universe. He even starred as Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 2018 film “Bigger.” He also had a popular clothing line and was developing a supplement brand during that time. He tore his bicep in 2017 while trying to perform a tandem barbell curl with Chris Bumstead with 405 pounds. In 2018, he ruptured his quadriceps tendon and re-injured his bicep after he was injured while trying to rappel down a cliff.
In spite of those injuries, he recovered and earned his IFBB Pro League card in 2020 in Classic Physique at the NPC Universe competition. He has yet to compete in a contest as a pro. After a series of problems in the US, including finding out he was the father of a child, von Moger returned to Australia in early 2022. However, in May of this year, he jumped out of a second story window as a suicide attempt while struggling with drug abuse. He had been hospitalized and trying to work through mental health and drug issues since. He hasn’t been active on social media since, with his last post on Instagram being made one year ago.
Muscle Insider wishes von Moger the best as he continues to work through his recovery. If you are dealing with mental health issues, or know someone that might be, you can find more information on how to get or find help at thelifelinecanada.ca .
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