Broncos star Payne Haas’ mother is jailed for punching a security guard and spitting in another’s face in a wild casino assault
- NRL star Payne Haas’ mother jailed after wild attack at Gold Coast casino
- The incident happened in May, Uiatu “Joan” Taufua pleaded guilty to assaulting security
- In 2019, the 46-year-old was involved in a street riot with a delivery driver
The mother of Brisbane Broncos props master Payne Haas will be behind bars for a month after assaulting security guards at the Gold Coast’s Star Casino.
Uiatu ‘Joan’ Taufua, 46, pleaded guilty in Southport Magistrates Court on Thursday to hitting and spitting on casino security staff in May.
The mother-of-nine was sentenced by Magistrate Ron Kilner to nine months in prison, which was suspended on October 1 after serving a month-long pre-trial detention.
Uiatu ‘Joan’ Taufua, the mother of Broncos star Payne Haas, has been jailed after assaulting security guards at Star Casino on the Gold Coast
The incident happened in May and isn’t Ms Taufua’s first contact with the law either (her NRL star son pictured).
It’s not Taufua’s first run-in with the law, after she was given a suspended sentence in May 2019 for a violent outburst on the road in which she verbally and physically assaulted a delivery driver.
On that occasion, Taufua had two of her children in the car when she attacked driver Keith Tyler, who suffered serious facial injuries, including a broken cheekbone, a hole in his lip and a deviated nose.
Taufua thought Mr. Tyler cut her off when she was on her way to McDonald’s.
The court in that case was told that Taufua had become “extremely agitated.”
She verbally abused Mr Tyler during the altercation – which was recorded in part on his smartphone – calling him a “f***ing dog” and a “f***ing d**khead”.
Keith Tyler with his injuries after being attacked by Uiatu ‘Joan’ Taufua in 2019
Assault victim Keith Tyler and his wife Rachel (pictured outside Southport Magistrates Court)
Her defense attorney, Lisa Searing, acknowledged that Taufua “reacted differently than the average person.”
She said one of Taufua’s 10 children became paraplegic as a result of a car accident.
On Thursday, Judge Pamela Dowse called her behavior “unforgivable” and sentenced her to two years in prison – but ordered immediate parole.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/nrl/article-11167681/Mother-Broncos-star-Payne-Haas-JAILED-punching-security-guard-spitting-anothers-face.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Mother of Broncos star Payne Haas KEPT IN for hitting one security guard and spitting in another’s face