A man who was forbidden from contacting his ex-wife has breached his restraining order by sending her abusive messages telling her she was “evil” and that “karma” would get her. Damian John Bennett, 49, sent his ex-wife two sets of text messages between March 26 and 28, which violated the family restraining order the Greenbushes woman had against him since December last year. However, in the space of three days Bennett sent a pair of texts, with the more serious occurrence on March 28. The court was told Bennett, who now lives in Narembeen in the Wheatbelt, had heard from another person who he believed was close to his former wife that the woman had been taking loans out in his name, which he said had made him react badly. This led to the man messaging her stating “karma will get you” and “you two are evil”. The court was told the pair had been together for many years and were married in 2018, but had split in October last year, which Bennett had not taken well. Bennett’s restraining order stated that he could only contact his former partner if it regarded their three children. Public defender Gemma Horstman, who represented the Wheatbelt man, said Bennett was not right to act in the way he did and he was sorry for breaching the restraining order. She told the court Bennett did not want to run the risk of losing the rights to see his children. Bennett said he had since apologised to his former spouse and they were on “amicable terms”. Magistrate Benjamin Tyers fined Bennett $800 for breaching the restraining order and said he hoped the defendant and his former wife’s relationship could get back on track. Mr Tyers said he had taken Bennett’s apology into account while deciding sentencing options.