Two Australian billionaires and childhood buddies got into a public fist fight in a Sydney sidewalk over Miranda Kerr last week.
According to Australian news reports, media moguls David Gyngell and James Packer were seen throwing punches at each other in broad daylight after Gyngell confronted Packer over the way he was treating his estranged wife.
Packer is said to have split from his wife last year and is now dating the supermodel Miranda Kerr, who also recently split from her husband Orlando Bloom.
Gyngell served as Packer’s bestman during his wedding in 2007 and vice versa … and so one can understand why he was so pissed.
Both men were finally separated by their bodyguards, and were fined $500 for ‘offensive behavior’.
‘He fully accepts that he was the instigator of the incident,’ a rep for Gyngell told Daily News. ‘Clearly, had he not turned up at Packer’s premises in an angry mood then the confrontation would never have occurred.’
Packer, on his own part, has declined to press charges, though he walked away with a black eye.
‘We have been friends for 35 years and still are,’ both said in a joint statement. ‘In that time we have had our fair share of ups and downs.
‘We respect each other and neither of us will be commenting further.’