Phone tap shows heiress Savannah Daisley trying to silence boy, 14, who she had sex with FOUR times a day
Savannah Daisley, 45, appeared in Downing Centre Local Court on Monday, July 25, after she was charged with four counts of aggravated sexual intercourse with a teenager in June. The heiress was granted bail after she requested to be let out of prison in court.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Kerry-Ann McKinnon told Downing Centre Local Court on Monday that a 'secret phone call' was tapped the same day Daisley was arrested just over three weeks after the boy told his mother in June about the alleged sex acts. The police sting happened just over a year after officers allege Daisley had drunken sex four times in one day with the teenager.
"This wasn't a spontaneous act. There are some disclosures made about feelings prior to this," Sgt McKinnon said, describing the call, which cannot be released under a suppression order. "There are also apologies. She ... attempts to shift the blame. She suggests it was mutual ... and what the potential ramifications are going to be. She's guilt-tripping this child. Reminds the child of what the agreement was in respect of keeping it under wraps. Puts it in a kind of story-like, fairytale situation ... how it is going to go away and never come back."
Magistrate Alison Viney said Daisley, who had been 'regularly blacking out because of alcohol she consumed' said in the call that the alleged acts "should be confined to the depths of the ocean in a chest". Viney described the tapped call as 'a very disturbing telephone conversation' made on June 27 this year, the same day police successfully applied for a listening device warrant and the boy phoned Daisley. Police allege the Instagram influencer and the boy had sex four times over a 24-hour period from 5 pm on May 19, 2021. The call was tendered as Daisley applied for bail on Monday afternoon, after being remanded in custody last month and charged with four counts of aggravated sexual intercourse with a child aged between 14 and 16.
Daisley also appeared tense and anxious as her lawyer Gabrielle Bashir made a desperate attempt to have her freed on bail, citing her 'deteriorating' mental health behind bars in Australia's toughest women's prison.
The Smart Cleanse founder, who promotes her 14-day detox programs internationally with celebrity endorsements, is currently 'rebranding' a product and her parents have considerable investments in the business which were now at risk. Daisley's products now sell across Australia after she secured deals with pharmacy giant Priceline in 2018, and with supplement giant Mr Vitamin in 2020. She launched the company in 2014 and quickly attracted a celebrity following, including Neighbours star Jodi Gordon.
According to DailyMail, Magistrate Viney told Daisley that she wasn't the only person in prison who felt they could better deal with mental health issues if they were released. "In the courtroom, there are an extremely large number of people with enormously complex needs after a life of trauma," Viney said. "The reality is if this would apply as a given, the system would break down and everyone would be released."
However, she decided to grant Daisley bail, on strict conditions, including that she surrender her passport and have no contact with the alleged teenage victim, or any other witnesses. Daisley's father broke out in applause in the court as bail was granted to his daughter, who shed a few tears and thanked the magistrate. Daisley will have to live with her parents and report to Moss Vale police station as she awaits trial on the child sex offenses. Sgt McKinnon said prosecutors had a 'very strong case', coupled with the intercepted call, which could put Daisley away for up to 12 years for each alleged offense.