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Suzi Taylor’s sad decline from glittering reality stardom to being a jailbird prostitute

She rose to fame as a bubbly contestant on The Block in 2015, but it’s clear Suzi Taylor’s TV glory days are well and truly over. 

A far cry from her glamorous tenure on the small screen, the 49-year-old is currently at the centre of a sex extortion scandal which could land her in prison.

Suzi – who is currently facing extortion, deprivation of liberty, and assault charges over an alleged ‘honeytrap’ incident last year – began her sad fall from grace some time ago.

Here is Suzi’s sad decline from a glittering reality star to a jailbird prostitute.

Fall from grace: She rose to fame as a bubbly contestant on The Block in 2015, but it’s clear Suzi Taylor’s TV glory days are well and truly over. Pictured: Suzi Taylor (left) and The Block co-star Yvonne Cosier (right)

November 2015: Topless photo scandal   

Self-described ‘party girl’ Suzi, whose real name is Suellen Jan Taylor, was embroiled in a lewd nude photo scandal not long after she shot to fame on the popular renovation show. 

Topless photos emerged of the former Penthouse pet looking worse-for-wear as she danced on a boat off Melbourne’s Docklands wearing nothing but a G-string bikini bottom.

The photos were taken just four days before the former glamour model was found collapsed and unconscious at the site of The Block after suffering from ‘exhaustion’.  

Lewd photo scandal: In November 2015, topless photos emerged of the former Penthouse pet looking worse-for-wear as she danced on a boat off Melbourne's Docklands

Lewd photo scandal: In November 2015, topless photos emerged of the former Penthouse pet looking worse-for-wear as she danced on a boat off Melbourne’s Docklands 

Explicit: In the photos, Suzi wore nothing but a G-string bikini bottom

Explicit: In the photos, Suzi wore nothing but a G-string bikini bottom

January 2016: Confirms romance with Richard Wilkins 

Suzi made headlines again in January 2016 after sharing details of her ‘secret relationship’ with Today show entertainment reporter Richard ‘Dickie’ Wilkins. 

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, Suzi (who once dated INXS’ Michael Hutchence) said she and Dickie met at the Channel Nine Telethon in October 2015 and hit it off right away.  

‘He gave me access to his house and I would be there in my underwear waiting for him when he got home from work,’ she claimed.

'I would be there in my underwear waiting for him when he got home from work': Suzi (left) made headlines again in January 2016 after sharing details of her 'secret relationship' with Today show entertainment reporter Richard 'Dickie' Wilkins (right)

‘I would be there in my underwear waiting for him when he got home from work’: Suzi (left) made headlines again in January 2016 after sharing details of her ‘secret relationship’ with Today show entertainment reporter Richard ‘Dickie’ Wilkins (right)

But after months of sneaking around, Suzi said she was left heartbroken when Dickie suddenly ended their romance.

‘He called me on the phone and said it had to stop,’ she explained, before adding: ‘That really hurt me.’

May 2019: Pleads guilty to fraud and theft 

Suzi had a brush with the law in May 2019, when she pleaded guilty to fraud and theft charges, after she was caught using a stolen credit card to buy alcohol.

The mother-of-three was filmed buying booze at a bottle shop on May 2 using a credit card she stole from a patient recovering at Mater Hospital.

Legal dramas: Suzi had a brush with the law in May 2019, when she pleaded guilty to fraud and theft charges, after she was caught using a stolen credit card to buy alcohol

Legal dramas: Suzi had a brush with the law in May 2019, when she pleaded guilty to fraud and theft charges, after she was caught using a stolen credit card to buy alcohol

She spent more than $500 on seven separate transactions, including $400 on alcohol.

A week later, Suzi was also identified on CCTV by staff at Brisbane’s Westin Hotel taking a mobile phone and laptop from a guest at their bar.

Police located the stolen items at her home on May 10, and she was given a notice to appear in court where she was issued a $2,500 fine. 

October 2019: Accused of sex extortion 

Suzi found herself back in court in October 2019 after she was accused of ‘honey trapping’ a Tinder date, who she allegedly held against his will before he was assaulted and forced to transfer money.

Charges: Suzi found herself back in court in October 2019 after she was accused of 'honey trapping' a Tinder date, who she allegedly held against his will before he was assaulted and forced to transfer money

Charges: Suzi found herself back in court in October 2019 after she was accused of ‘honey trapping’ a Tinder date, who she allegedly held against his will before he was assaulted and forced to transfer money

Suzi allegedly met the David Butler, 33, on the dating app before inviting him to her home in New Farm, Brisbane.   

It is alleged Suzi and her co-accused, Ali Ebrahimi, demanded money, bashed and tied up Mr Butler, who arrived carrying champagne but denies he wanted sex. 

Police allege the assault was motivated by needing to pay off ‘rebels and bikies’ chasing her for money.  

During her committal hearing on Wednesday 29 July, Suzi’s own lawyer Michael Gatenby referred to her as a prostitute.  

‘You knew the value of her services?’ Gatenby asked Butler.

Hearing: During her committal hearing on Wednesday 29 July, Suzi's own lawyer Michael Gatenby referred to her as a prostitute

Hearing: During her committal hearing on Wednesday 29 July, Suzi’s own lawyer Michael Gatenby referred to her as a prostitute

‘No, I did not… I wasn’t aware I was hooking up for sex,’ Butler replied.

‘You travelled there in a drunken state with a bottle of champagne to hold hands and talk?’ Gatenby queried.

‘To drink wine and have a laugh,’ Butler responded.

‘With a woman you knew to be a prostitute?’ Gatenby asked, to which Butler responded: ‘Yes.’

She left jail on bail the following month, but landed back behind bars in January after she breached her bail conditions.  

Jail time: In January 2020, Suzi was arrested outside her cousin's home in Brisbane - where she was meant to be living as part of her strict bail conditions for the sex extortion case

Jail time: In January 2020, Suzi was arrested outside her cousin’s home in Brisbane – where she was meant to be living as part of her strict bail conditions for the sex extortion case

January 2020:  Jailed for breaching bail conditions 

 In January 2020, Suzi was arrested outside her cousin’s home in Brisbane – where she was meant to be living as part of her strict bail conditions for the sex extortion case. 

She spent a night in jail after her cousin told police Suzi hadn’t been at the house from New Year’s Eve until January 8 – which was in breach of the rules. 

Suzi’s lawyer told the court the cousin had ‘ratted’ on her to police because she was jealous about who looked better in a pair of jeans. 

March 2020: Jailed for breaching bail conditions again

She spent a night behind bars in March 2020 after being arrested for another breach of her bail conditions. 

Back again: She spent a night behind bars in March 2020 after being arrested for another breach of her bail conditions

Back again: She spent a night behind bars in March 2020 after being arrested for another breach of her bail conditions 

At court, Suzi pleaded guilty to living away from the home listed on her strict bail conditions.  

June 2020:  Jailed for breaching bail conditions yet again

She was back in jail again in June 2020 for yet another breach of her bail conditions.

She was sent behind bars after telling prosecutors she was ‘too sick’ to attend court, despite advertising her escort services online. 

During the hearing, Suzi’s lawyer said the reality star was suffering from ‘fragile mental health’ and had overdosed on drugs the previous weekend.   

Suzi broke down in court after being told she would be staying behind bars on remand. 

Throwback: Suzi (pictured) was named Australian Penthouse magazine's 'Pet of The Year' in 1991

Throwback: Suzi (pictured) was named Australian Penthouse magazine’s ‘Pet of The Year’ in 1991 

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