2011 assault charge on Payette against ex-husband Flynn

The online political publication iPolitics has reported that Governor General Designate Julie Payette was charged in 2011 with second-degree assault on her husband at the time, former RCAF colonel Billie Flynn. Payette told iPolitics the charge was “unfounded” and has since been expunged. The Prime Minister’s Office is said to be refusing to confirm it had prior knowledge. The alleged offence took place on November 24, 2011 in Piney Point, Maryland, where Payette was living with Flynn. It was withdrawn two weeks later. Payette and Flynn split shortly after the incident and Maryland’s St. Mary’s County Circuit Court records apparently seen by iPolitics show two family court cases filed on May 22, 2013 and June 26, 2013 — both of which are now closed. The records include court documents related to “Custody or Visitation Issues” of a son by the marriage. Star reveals Julie Payette was driver in 2011 traffic fatal