Nick Drummond, Knox Grammar: Disturbing texts older brother Dan sent ex-girlfriend


The older brother of the former Sydney private school student who hit and abused a woman sent a series of disturbing messages to an ex-girlfriend including ‘I know where you live’. 

Nick Drummond, 20, has been at the centre of controversy after he shamed a young woman during a night out in Sydney’s north last year – telling her to ‘put your t**s away’ – and striking her in the face. 

The Knox Grammar graduate avoided conviction over the attack earlier this month with the judge’s comments that the woman’s outfit ‘might have been perceived by a former student of Knox (Grammar) to be provocative’ prompting fury.  

Daily Mail Australia can reveal an ex-girlfriend of Nick’s older brother, Dan, went to NSW Police in 2017, claiming Dan had inundated her with abusive messages following their break-up. 

‘I blocked him on social media but he still had my email address,’ said the ex-girlfriend, who requested anonymity. 

‘He sent me things like “You can run but you can’t hide. I know where you live”. I was really scared.’

Nick Drummond (left) escaped conviction in court earlier this month despite coward punching a man and hitting a woman in the face in December last year. Daily Mail Australia can now reveal the disturbing messages sent by his older brother Daniel (right) to his ex-girlfriend

A former girlfriend of Dan Drummond (pictured) went to the police after he inundated her with messages after the pair broke up

A former girlfriend of Dan Drummond (pictured) went to the police after he inundated her with messages after the pair broke up

Dan's younger brother Nick (pictured) pleaded guilty to assault and was granted a conditional release order with 14 months good behaviour earlier. He has publicly apologised for his actions

Dan’s younger brother Nick (pictured) pleaded guilty to assault and was granted a conditional release order with 14 months good behaviour earlier. He has publicly apologised for his actions 

Dan Drummond sent an ex-girlfriend a barrage of messages after she blocked him on social media

Dan Drummond sent an ex-girlfriend a barrage of messages after she blocked him on social media 

Dan is the oldest male of the Drummond siblings, which includes youngest Nick – who has a twin sister – and two other sisters. 

Dan’s ex said the pair started dating in 2013 a couple of years after they finished high school but were friends throughout their education.

‘During the relationship it was on and off, he would break up with me, beg me to get back with him,’ she said.   

After breaking up for the final time she claimed to have received abusive messages and emails over two years. 

‘I was very insecure at the time, emotionally I wasn’t as strong then as I am now,’ she said. 

One of the messages said: ‘Jeez you ever really beefed up. So ever slightly declining in looks.’

Another said: ‘Why don’t you go f*** all my friends instead of crying to them … You are a liar and full of f***ing s***.’ 

A third said: ‘You are a fat s***. Pull your head in.’

Dan apparently sent the woman messages any way he could, through social media and via email

Dan apparently sent the woman messages any way he could, through social media and via email

Dan referenced his ex-girlfriend's dad, who passed away when she was 10, in one message where he made several disgusting comments

Dan referenced his ex-girlfriend’s dad, who passed away when she was 10, in one message where he made several disgusting comments

'During the relationship it was on and off, he would break up with me, beg me to get back with him,' the ex-girlfriend said of Dan (pictured)

‘During the relationship it was on and off, he would break up with me, beg me to get back with him,’ the ex-girlfriend said of Dan (pictured)

The woman said Dan (pictured) had an 'obsession' with making her wear white, which he thought was a 'pure colour'

The woman said Dan (pictured) had an ‘obsession’ with making her wear white, which he thought was a ‘pure colour’

A year and a half after they broke up a man she was seeing spoke to Dan to make sure he was OK with them dating, as the two boys went to school together.

Dan initially said he was fine with it, before then telling him he had ‘f***ed one of her best friends and she doesn’t know about it’.

Dan then took a screenshot of their conversation and emailed it to the ex-girlfriend ‘four times in two days’, she claimed. 

After sending her a message reading ‘You can run but you can’t hide. I know where you live’ a friend confronted Dan via message saying to him: ‘That message is worrying dude.’

He allegedly responded ‘plan on scaring the s**t out of her’, with the friend replying ‘Why? What the f***. You’re crossing the line dude this is getting out of hand’. 

The ex-girlfriend was one day found ‘shaking at home’ by her sister. She eventually went to police about the messages.

She decided not to press charges, but police spoke to Dan on March 28, 2017 and told him to stop contacting her. 

He was remorseful and apologised to police for the messages and was not charged with any offences. 

Daily Mail Australia has approached Dan for comment. 

Dan repeatedly messaged his ex-girlfriend slut-shaming her. His younger brother Nick used similar language before punching a girl outside a bar on Sydney's North Shore last year

Dan repeatedly messaged his ex-girlfriend slut-shaming her. His younger brother Nick used similar language before punching a girl outside a bar on Sydney’s North Shore last year

The ex-girlfriend of Dan (pictured right) said he sent her dozens of abusive messages and emails after the pair broke up

The ex-girlfriend of Dan (pictured right) said he sent her dozens of abusive messages and emails after the pair broke up

A friend attempted to reach out to Dan to stop him messaging the ex-girlfriend, before he replied: 'Plan on scaring the shit out of her'

A friend attempted to reach out to Dan to stop him messaging the ex-girlfriend, before he replied: ‘Plan on scaring the shit out of her’

The text messages came to light amid controversy over the sentence a court gave to Nick Drummond. 

The NSW District Court heard Nick called his female victim a ‘s**t’ and told her to put her ‘t*ts away’.

He then told the woman to ‘f*** off’ when she asked for an apology, before hitting her. 

The 20-year-old former Knox Grammar student was sentenced for assault and destroying property last month, but a judge decided not to record a conviction because the behaviour wasn’t ‘necessary’. 

In a statement to Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday Nick said he was ‘deeply remorseful’.

‘I would like to offer an unconditional apology to the people I have hurt by my actions. They fill me with shame and regret. I am deeply remorseful,’ he said.

‘The judge’s comments … have exposed me to intense media scrutiny. But the fact remains that I was at fault and I must own it. I fully accept responsibility for my actions.

Above is the outfit a judge described as 'provocative' before allowing Nick Drummond to walk without conviction despite punching the woman in the face

Above is the outfit a judge described as ‘provocative’ before allowing Nick Drummond to walk without conviction despite punching the woman in the face

‘I do not seek public forgiveness, but know I will have to work hard towards earning a second chance in life. Whatever I need to do, I will strive to do it.’

The statement came after activists parked a billboard out the front of his former school Knox Grammar reading ‘you will not silence our pain’. 

Nick, who 20-years-old and works as a sports coach for children, admitted he did a ‘terrible thing’ and wasn’t looking for forgiveness.

‘I thank my family and friends for their support, and know that I have to move forward as the best human being I was raised to be, in order to repay all those I have let down,’ he told Daily Mail Australia.

‘I am a 20-year-old who did a terrible thing on one night of my life and now I am told it can go one of two ways for me: be crushed to nothingness by those who don’t know me or attempt to rehabilitate and better myself with a view to many years of positively contributing to society. I am going to aim for the latter.’

‘Sorry again to everyone. ‘

The women said they were compelled to speak after hearing of Nick's court case last week, where the soccer star avoided conviction despite punching two people  (pictured: Dan and Nick Drummond with their family

The women said they were compelled to speak after hearing of Nick’s court case last week, where the soccer star avoided conviction despite punching two people  (pictured: Dan and Nick Drummond with their family

Women's health start-up Ovira parked a huge billboard out the front of Knox Grammar on Sunday in support of the female victim of a vicious attack from former student Nick

Women’s health start-up Ovira parked a huge billboard out the front of Knox Grammar on Sunday in support of the female victim of a vicious attack from former student Nick

The junior soccer coach and state-league player called his female victim a 's**t' and told her to put her 't*ts away', before telling her to 'f*** off' when she asked for an apology

The junior soccer coach and state-league player called his female victim a ‘s**t’ and told her to put her ‘t*ts away’, before telling her to ‘f*** off’ when she asked for an apology

Daily Mail Australia spoke to both the male and female victims of Nick Drummond last week after the ex-Knox thug brutally punched both on a drunken night out in December last year. 

He was sentenced by the NSW District Court for assault and destroying property earlier this month, with Judge Robert Sutherland finding the incidents were sparked by his ‘loose tongue and loose thoughts’ and alcohol use.   

The judge found Drummond’s actions were an aberration and it wasn’t ‘necessary’ for convictions to be recorded against him. 

The female victim said she was disheartened the judge referenced her outfit when handing down his ruling to not record convictions for the assaults.  

She said the judge’s comments about her dress were damaging for young women. 

‘I didn’t consider a long sleeve top and shorts provocative,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.

‘I went to a private school myself and none of my friends seem to be so offended by what I was wearing. 

‘It’s a shame. I thought we were definitely progressing in society and women were being heard but clearly not.’   

Knox Grammar (pictured) graduate Nicholas Drummond has had his convictions erased after he allegedly punched a man and a woman in December last year

Knox Grammar (pictured) graduate Nicholas Drummond has had his convictions erased after he allegedly punched a man and a woman in December last year  

Ms Williams said security guards at the school stood outside and took photos of them when they parked the billboard outside Knox

Ms Williams said security guards at the school stood outside and took photos of them when they parked the billboard outside Knox 

The victim said she was devastated at the judge’s ruling.  ‘I’m extremely disappointed with the judge’s comment as I feel that what I was wearing shouldn’t have even been commented on,’ she said. 

The male victim said he only realised what had happened when authorities showed him CCTV footage of the assault.

‘I had to go to the police station and watch it. He absolutely smashed me,’ the young man said.

‘Then later he punched the girl and ran away. That was terrible.’ 

The man, who has spoken to the female victim since a judge decided not to record any convictions for the ex-Knox thug, says there was ‘no justice’ given in the decision.

‘It’s a huge injustice,’ he told Daily Mail Australia. ‘What does it teach people? It’s not justice.’   

The officer of the Director of Public Prosecutions also told Daily Mail Australia were considering re-opening his case following the furious reaction to Judge Richard Sutherland’s decision not to record a conviction.

‘The Office is presently considering the Court’s decision,’ said a spokesman.

‘There are only limited avenues of appeal available to the prosecution from hearings of this type.’

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