Grant Hackett Accuses Brother Of Assault In Instagram Post

2017-02-16 00:44:28Z
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Grant Hackett has accused his brother of assaulting him just one day after the Olympic champion was arrested for a disturbance at his father's home.

Hackett's brother Craig on Wednesday said the three-time Gold medallist was a danger to himself and his family had run out of answers to help him deal with mental health issues. 

On Thursday, Hackett responded by posting on Instagram a picture of himself sporting a black eye and cuts to his face and accusing his brother of assault.

"My brother comments to the media... but does anyone know he beat the s*** out of me?" he wrote on Instagram.

"Everyone knows he is an angry man."

The photograph appears to show Hackett inside a hospital room, though it is not clear when it was taken.

Hackett was not sporting the injuries when he was released from the Southport watch house on Wednesday afternoon.

Readers seeking support and information can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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