Savannah Daisley accused of having sex with 14-year-old boy four times FREED on bail
The businesswoman, who was charged with four counts of aggravated sexual intercourse with a minor, was granted bail on various conditions and a $100K surety
Savannah Daisley, 45, a businesswoman accused of engaging in sexual activity with a minor, was granted bail after she requested to be let out of prison in court. The entrepreneur has been accused of having four instances of illegal sexual contact with the 14-year-old in May 2021.
The businesswoman allegedly told the minor which whom she had sexual relations that their conversation should be "locked in a chest and put in the depths of the ocean". Daisley was arrested by the Child Abuse Unit before 11 am on June 27, 2022. She appeared in Downing Center Local Court on July 25, 2022, in Sydney, Australia, and requested release from prison.
In June, the Smart Cleanse owner traded in her luxurious waterfront home in Sydney worth $6.75 million for a cell in one of the most infamous prisons in Australia. According to news.com.au, her defense attorney argued for her release on bail, claiming that her mental state had "deteriorated" while she was in custody and offering up to $100,000 in surety.
The court was informed that Daisley, the daughter of famous horse breeder Ross Daisley, was very drunk when the alleged offense took place. It was not a "spontaneous act," according to Police prosecutor Sergeant Kerry-Ann McKinnon, who also reportedly told the court that Daisley had made "certain disclosures" about her "feelings" before it occurred.
Daisley pleaded to be allowed to leave the infamous Silverwater Women's Maximum Security Prison, which is about 20 kilometers away from her enormous seaside mansion on bail.
The court also heard the testimony regarding Daisley's mother, who has ovarian cancer, and how additional jail time would have a "substantial financial deterrent" on her wellness business and worsen the impact on her mental health.
The business would ultimately suffer "millions of dollars in losses" or fail if she remained behind bars, the court was informed. Daisley's defense attorney Gabrielle Bashir claimed, "She is the only one who can work on her new products and rebranding, $300,000 will be lost immediately."
If Smart Cleanse were to cease operations, the family's entire means of subsistence and savings would be lost; they lead very simple lives.
Police assert that they have proof she "admitted" to some of the acts after legally tapping her phone.
Daisley, who has about 40K followers on Instagram, hasn't officially entered a plea, but according to her defense attorney, she will contest the charges and the case will go to trial. Daisley was granted bail after Magistrate Alison Viney considered the $100,000 surety and Bashir's arguments. She continued by saying she was confident Daisley wouldn't pose a serious risk to the neighborhood.
After being granted bail, Daisley leaped out of her chair and repeatedly said, "Thank you," as her father applauded from the audience. The bail requires Daisley to give up her passport, live with her parents in the Southern Highlands, not leave the house unaccompanied, and report to Moss Vale Police Station three times per week.
There was "no doubt" that some of Daisley's comments could "only be said to be of an acknowledgment" something took place, the magistrate said during the hearing on Monday, adding that a "combination" of factors led to Daisley being "significantly affected" by the use of alcohol that caused the alleged incident. The court was also informed that Daisley claimed she had no memory during the phone call because she had been "blacking out" as a result of drinking alcohol.
Due to the bail conditions, Daisley will now run her company Smart Cleanse from her parents' house. The company has a well-liked 14-day detoxification and weight-management program with an emphasis on organic wellbeing that served as the foundation for the company's launch. Additionally, Daisley has also authored two books on health and wellness.
If you or anyone you know suspects child abuse, you are urged to immediately call the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child or 1-800-422-4453, or go to www.childhelp.org. All calls are toll-free and confidential and the hotline is available 24/7 in more than 170 languages.