In May he was granted bail by the NSW Supreme Court to attend a rehabilitation facility near Newcastle.
Speaking in 2011, O’Keefe said he was compelled to work with White Ribbon because of the high level of violence against women.
“I couldn’t stand by and not interfere,” he said at the time.
“There are all kinds of very simple ways that you can demonstrate the change in your own life … You can role model behavior for your children, such as how to engage in disagreements with women without resorting to violence,” he said
He hosted Channel Seven for 17 years. His contract with the network was not re-signed in 2021.