A Sydney doctor who was jailed after being found guilty of bombarding a former lover with 6000 text messages has had her jail term overturned.
Denise Lee, a radiologist who worked in central Sydney, was sentenced to nine months behind bars in March this year after pleading guilty to four harassment-related charges.
Today following an appeal by Ms Lee a judge dismissed all four charges against her, ordering her to remain in the care of her doctor and medical practitioners to whom she is referred.
The judge referred to the weight of punishment handed to Ms Lee as a result of near-global media attention, and cited her mental health.
In March the court heard the harassment began after Ms Lee met Matthew Holberton on Tinder in 2015, attended a handful of dates with, and then broke up.
She was accused of sending thousands of text messages and emails to Mr Holberton, and consequently a new woman he began dating.
The court heard she created “dozens” of email addresses to send more than 100 emails to the victim’s mother, colleagues, and members of Mr Holberton’s cycling club.
For the abuse against the new girlfriend, Ms Lee was sentenced to nine months prison. For the abuse directed towards Mr Holberton she was given a good behaviour bond and ordered to do 600 hours of community service.
Today all sentences, including the community service, were dismissed.
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