Bodybuilding Instagram star Yakiboy will be released from jail after he appeared in court with his self-described ‘Lamborghini’ body looking shrunken after two months behind bars.
The NSW Supreme Court heard Hossein Balapour, who has been in prison since his arrest over a wild street brawl, gets provoked by people who call him ‘a dog’, a ‘traitor’ and mutter at him at Coles.
But a judge gave the Versace-loving gym junkie a severe warning not to ‘fly off the handle’ and suggested that his previous alleged violent behaviour might have been fuelled by steroid use.
Noting that Balapour had a prior conviction for possession of a prescribed restricted substance, Justice Richard Weinstein SC said ‘there was likely to be steroid use, somewhere.’
Judge Weinstein said he wanted ‘significant abstention conditions’ for Balapour.
During a lengthy bail application, at which Balapour appeared via AVL from Parklea Maximum Correctional Centre, the 29-year-old appeared to have lost condition from defined muscleman who made money on Instagram and OnlyFans.
Under cross examination, Balapour’s wife gave evidence about the abuse her Iranian refugee husband received online and in person.
Boydbuilder Hossein ‘Yakiboy’ Balapour has lost some condition during his two months behind bars from his defined muscleman appearance (above) but has been granted release from prison on strict conditions
Balapour also has a new job, working for the Fitness Plus gym at Crows Nest, along with his other pursuits as an influencer on Instagram and Only Fans
She said these included abuse from ‘extremely hostile’ Iranian Australians who don’t share Balapour’s support for the freedom movement in Iran.
‘He gets a lot of attention all the time,’ Ms Balapour said. ‘People say nasty things under their breath.’
Ms Balapour explained her husband had been called a ‘traitor’ by Iranians in Farsi language, ‘a dog’ at a Persian restaurant and had people muttering at him ‘in the aisle’ at Coles in the inner city Sydney suburb of Waterloo.
She said that before going to jail, Balapour had made enough money out of showing his physique online to pay rent and support their family in addition to her doing shift work.
But she couldn’t say precisely much he would earn each month when he returns to OnlyFans after being released from jail.
His barrister Rebekah Rodger said OnlyFans would only supplement the only job he has been offered on release.
Balapour will be confined to his inner city Sydney apartment (above) except for family medical visits, legal consultations and attending work as he awaits hearings on his charges
Balapour has been hired by Plus Fitness, at Crows Nest as a sales representative and is expected to undertake personal training for clients while on bail for three alleged offences
Balapour has been hired by Plus Fitness as a sales representative for one of its gyms. He is expected to undertake personal training for clients while on bail for three alleged offences.
Despite the Crown prosecutor’s objections that Balapou might congregate with men at the gym and lose his temper, Justice Weinstein said: ‘He is who he is, his place of employment is likely to be a gym.
‘I’m really concerned if the allegations are true, there is a significant issue with violence, temper and if one accepts he is abused by rival Iranian groups for his political views and others, he is going to have to deal with that without lashing out.
‘I am concerned about the risks of (Balapour) being in the community by himself with other persons and getting himself into violent altercations.
‘So (I am imposing) some very prescriptive conditions on bail to mitigate risk.’
Balapour had been on bail for two previous alleged incidents when in January he ‘allegedly punched (a man) and then used an unknown weapon and struck him with great force and hit him in the left thigh and upper left arm’, Justice Weinstein said.
The incident was filmed by his wife on her phone, ac ourt heard.
The two previous incidents included an alleged attack last August, in which he was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, stalk and intimidate and possessing goods in custody.
Justice Weinstein said Balapour had been at a Persian restaurant for his birthday, when he became ‘enraged’ at a man waiting to collect takeaway and allegedly punched him in the face, with police later allegedly finding $31,000 in Balapour’s custody.
In October last year, Balapour allegedly punched a man at a festival at Sydney showgrounds with his closed fist.
The court heard that all there matters would be heard at local court level later this year.
Justice Weinstein imposed home detention conditions on Balapour, with the exceptions of family medical visits, legal consultations and attending work.
He warned Balapour of the ‘very serious consequences’ if he breached the conditions, to which the trainer replied, ‘for sure, thank you’.
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