Tony Veitch got lots of famous people to say nice things about him.
I'm sure he is a lovely, bouncy, gorgeous person as a public speaker, a public broadcaster, a public person.
That does not even begin to excuse his behaviour in a private situation, when he kicked his former partner in the back while she was lying on the ground.
The "celebrities" who supported him have in effect condoned his behaviour. They should be ashamed of themselves.
Update: Susan Devoy says she feels misled about what the testimonial was for. H/T: Anonymous, in comments.