Eyebrow queen Kristin Fisher has explained to a court she made a ‘dreadful mistake’ when she was caught in the backseat of a cocaine dealer’s car, and promised she would never use drugs again.
The glamorous 36-year-old celebrity eyebrow artist appeared in Waverley Local Court on Wednesday asking a magistrate to wipe her criminal conviction and accept her explanation.
Fisher was convicted in her absence a fortnight ago when she failed to turn up to court on three occasions after being charged with drug possession.
The mother-of-two was found in the passenger seat of a drug dealer’s Kia Rio ‘frantically’ trying to evade police on July 17, with two bags of cocaine at her feet.
Magistrate Ross Hodgson allowed Fisher to enter a guilty plea, and read two character references tendered to the court.
‘I made a dreadful mistake… I remember going home and sitting in silence for hours and I was deeply embarrassed. I have vowed I will never do it again,’ Fisher said in a letter to the court.
Eyebrow queen Kristin Fisher has explained to a court she made a ‘dreadful mistake’ when she was caught in the backseat of a cocaine dealer’s car, and promised she would never use drugs again
Fisher arrived at court on Wednesday wearing a sleek black dress and matching face mask
Fisher’s solicitor Michael Bowe said: ‘Her referees speak glowingly of her, she’s a community person who gives back from the success she’s had in her business.’
Mr Bowe noted Fisher had endured an ‘extremely difficult time’ after the loss of her friend and general manager to suicide and the repeated Covid lockdowns.
‘She wakes up every morning worrying about what’s happening,’ he said. ‘It’s been an extremely difficult time for her, as it has been for everybody.
‘[Fisher] employs 12 people and can’t operate through Zoom. There is no income and while the government has been good, it hasn’t gone all the way to cover her bills and outcomes.’
She was found in the passenger seat of a drug dealer’s Kia Rio ‘frantically’ trying to evade police on July 17
Mr Bowe mentioned her fundraising efforts during the NSW bushfires, in which she and her friends raised $250,000 for firefighters, to further exemplify her good nature.
Fisher again insisted she would have been present at her first court date if she was aware she was due to attend.
Mr Bowe said she was ‘genuinely mortified’ when she was listed as a no-show, adding she is a businesswoman and ‘did not think this would just go away’.
Magistrate Hudson said on Wednesday ‘there was no explanation to the court as to her absence,’ and that he twice tried to give Fisher the benefit of the doubt.
Magistrate Hudson said Fisher’s failure to appear in court on two occasions before he convicted her amounted to nothing more than ‘a case of mismanagement’
‘By way of background, Ms Fisher did not appear in court on July 17 and the matter was adjourned until August 24th because I gave her the benefit of the doubt,’ he said.
Further letters and emails were sent to Fisher when she also failed to appear on that occasion with a final date set for September 21, the court heard.
Fisher, wearing a sleek black dress and matching face mask, interrupted her lawyer early on in the proceedings to ask the magistrate which email address the court notice was sent to.
‘Can I ask how the email address is spelt? Because I didn’t get it,’ she said.
Her lawyer immediately turned around and lifted his hand, indicating she should be silent.
Mr Hodgson accepted the guilty plea and said no conviction would be recorded if Fisher was of good behaviour for six momths.
She must pay $1,500 in fines, including $1,000 for breaching COVID lockdown orders.
‘Your reputation is what you’re riding on,’ he said. ‘In terms of who you are and what you do, it’s about your reputation.
‘Not withstanding the years and years to build your reputation it takes seconds to destroy it. Hopefully you can now reflect on that.’
The glamorous 36-year-old celebrity eyebrow artist appeared in Waverley Local Court on Wednesday hoping the magistrate would wipe her record
Brooke Moody (pictured) was arrested alongside celebrity eyebrow artist Kristin Fisher after police found them both in possession of cocaine during a traffic stop in Bondi on July 17
The driver of the car Fisher was found in, later identified as 19-year-old private school graduate Brooke Moody, couldn’t provide her passenger’s name or a valid excuse for being outside of her own local government area.
‘The policewoman, who recognised me and said I was the ‘eyebrow girl’, gave me a tiny piece of paper and told me to expect something in the mail. I stuck it on the fridge, I have kids… it disappeared, and I never received anything about going to court,’ Fisher said.
‘I am not a bad person… for God’s sake I raised $250,000 for the bushfire victims, but no one wants to write about that.’
Both women were fined with breaching Covid health orders, while Fisher was charged with drug possession offences and Moody accused of being her dealer.
In January 2021, Fisher endured a personal tragedy when one of her close friends, Michele Singh (pictured together), took her own life hours after the pair had dinner together
Fisher also acknowledged that she’s endured ‘the toughest’ few months of her life during lockdown.
‘I’m just a small businessperson and it’s been bloody tough with no income in lockdown… and the bills keep coming in, rent is $30,000 a month which I still owe from last year, my general manager died this year, I’m a single mum … it’s a lot,’ she said.
The mother-of-two steadily worked her way up to being the go-to brow technician for Sydney’s celebrity crowd, and has notched up an impressive list of socialite friends through her years in the industry.
The mother-of-two has had a tumultuous 18-months. She lost a close friend and workmate to suicide, dealt with romance rumours all while watching her business struggle during the Covid crisis.
Just 11 months earlier, Fisher renewed her vows in Las Vegas with Chris Barnes after 10 years together and seven years married
Fisher first found herself in the headlines back in June 2020, when she was forced to address whispers about her close relationship with leading hairdresser Tom Cole.
The pair had been spotted getting cosy at the ritzy Intercontinental Hotel, a stone’s throw from both their businesses.
The hotel rendezvous came only months after Fisher boasted on social media she and husband Chris Barnes had renewed their wedding vows while on holiday in Las Vegas.
Fisher shared photos of the impromptu ceremony, revealing they had a maid of honour and best man join them, and the group dined on Chinese food for the reception.
But after word spread of her close relationship with Cole, Fisher revealed she’d separated from Barnes within months of returning home from the United States.
She said at the time the split was amicable for the sake of their two children, Eddie and Lila, and both parties maintained they will forever be a ‘family’ despite going separate ways.
The duo were dining with friends at Sean’s Panaroma in Bondi on the evening of January 17 and the catch up was no different to any other
Both her and Cole maintained they had separated from their partners at the time.
In January 2021, Fisher endured a personal tragedy when her staff member and close friend, Michele Singh, took her own life hours after the pair had dinner together.
Fisher had hosted a dinner at Sean’s Panaroma in Bondi for her staff on the evening of January 17, posting several photos on Instagram of the happy occasion and thanking her employees for a ‘big year’.
Tragically, Ms Singh died alone in her home later that night. Police confirmed it was a suicide.
Fisher occasionally speaks on the heartache she felt after learning of the tragedy, revealing she was a ‘one in a trillion’ friend who ‘was so adored and cherished by all’.
‘You’ve left a gaping hole in so many hearts and I will forever be grateful that you came into my life… I will cherish our friendship forever,’ she said in a moving tribute two days after Ms Singh’s death.
In a happier life update, Fisher debuted her new romance with Jack Mann in September, sharing several sweet snaps together at the beach.
In a happier life update, Fisher debuted her new romance with Jack Mann in September of this year, sharing several sweet snaps together at the beach
TIMELINE OF KRISTIN FISHER’S TUMULUOUS 18-MONTHS
August 2019: Fisher renews her vows with Chris Barnes in Las Vegas after 10 years as a couple and seven years married.
June 2020: Fisher was forced to deny rumours she had an affair with her hairdresser, Tom Cole.
She revealed she’d separated from her husband months after returning home from the United States and that Cole was also no longer with his wife.
January 2021: Fisher’s close friend and former staff member Michele Singh dies by suicide hours after the pair had dinner together.
July 2021: Fisher is caught with cocaine at her feet inside a teenage drug dealer’s car, in breach of Covid lockdown public health orders.
August 2021: Celebrity brow artist reveals she will start treating clients in a Double Bay park after finding an apparent loophole in the Covid restrictions.
12 September, 2021: Fisher goes public with her new boyfriend, Jack Mann, by sharing sweet snaps on Instagram.
21 September, 2021: Fisher is convicted of drug possession in Waverley Local Court after failing to appear. Her lawyer reveals they will be seeking to have the conviction overturned.
28 September, 2021: It is revealed Fisher and her former best friend, socialite Nadia Fairfax, no longer follow each other on Instagram.