High profile actor Ernie Dingo has denied allegations that he slapped an 11-year-old boy at a Carnarvon Primary School last week.
“There is a lot of people jumping up and down. I am trying not to jump up and down but underneath I am the proverbial black duck, I am paddling like hell underneath because where is it coming from? I didn’t do it. I was playing basketball with the little fellow. I love basketball, I love kids,” Mr Dingo said.
The incident allegedly happened last Wednesday morning when the actor was in the Gascoyne town for NAIDOC Week, which celebrates Aboriginal history and culture.
It is alleged Dingo singled the boy out with a comment during the school assembly at which he was a guest speaker following the alleged assault.