X Factor winner Beau Monga has been charged with assaulting a woman, just days after performing at an anti-violence breakfast.
The 22-year-old appeared in the Hamilton District Court today on five charges - three for breaching a protection order and two for male assaults female, reported Fairfax.
He pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Monga won New Zealand's second season of TV3's The X Factor last year and is the son of Betty-Anne and Ryan Monga of the group Ardijah.
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The beatboxer's winning single, King and Queen, debuted at number two on the music chart.
Monga and his father were guest speaker's at a breakfast for anti-violence charity White Ribbon Day in Hamilton on November 25.
The Dads and Sons Breakfast was a collaboration between Hamilton City Council and support service Family Works.
Family Works Waikato area manager Darrin Meynell said when Monga's attendance was announced: "We invite men to come along with their sons, grandsons, nephews, younger siblings to support White Ribbon Day and role model respectful relationships to young men and boys. We want this breakfast to foster healthy relationships with our boys and teach them early on that violence against women and children is not okay."
The event is held annually. People wearing a white ribbon demonstrates that they do not condone violence against women.
The Herald is seeking comment from White Ribbon, Hamilton City Council, Family Works and Mediaworks.