The Block star Suzi Taylor is working behind bars at a laundromat while she awaits her next court date after allegedly ‘honey trapping’ a man she met on Tinder.
The 49-year-old reality star, who was locked up at Brisbane Women’s jail earlier this month, is reportedly earning up to $30 a week washing inmates’ clothes, the Courier Mail reported.
She is being held among Australia’s worst female criminals at the Wacol facility after a magistrate denied her bail saying the risk of her re-offending was ‘unacceptable.’
Taylor’s new job reportedly requires her to wash clothes for 20 inmates.
Last month, Taylor and a male friend, were accused of holding her 33-year-old Tinder date against his will and forcing him to transfer her money.
She is currently facing a series of charges including assault and possessing dangerous drugs.
Former The Block star Suzi Taylor, pictured, is accused of extorting a Tinder date by demanding money from him and having him assaulted when he refused to pay
Taylor, 49, was housed with some of Australia’s most notorious female criminals inside Brisbane Women’s jail (picture of a doubled-up cell in the prison released by the Queensland Ombudsman in 2016)
The prison, located in the city’s south-west and where Taylor will stay as she awaits trial, was last year revealed to be in a state of severe overcrowding.
Another report in 2016 also revealed complaints of pregnant prisoners being forced to sleep on the floor of a doubled-up cell.
The report also revealed some prisoners were sharing cells designed for one with three other inmates.
Donna McAvoy – who was sentenced to life in prison for her part in a Gold Coast armed robbery leading to the death of a police officer – is one of the inmates to have called Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre home.
Convicted murderer Lindy Williams has been another high-profile detainee a the jail, sentenced to life behind bars for the murder and dismemberment of her partner.
A government report issued earlier this year revealed more than a third of prisoners in the jail are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.
The prison (pictured) in Wacol in the city’s south-west was last year revealed to be in a state of severe overcrowding – with prisoners facing the prospect of sharing three to a cell designed for one
Donna McAvoy – who was sentenced to life in prison for her part in a Gold Coast armed robbery leading to the death of a police officer – is one of the inmates to have called Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre home
Glamour model: Taylor, pictured posing for Penthouse magazine in the 1990s, has been charged over the alleged ‘honey trap’ plot at her home in Brisbane
According to Queensland Police, the 33-year-old Tinder date arrived at Taylor’s home shortly after midnight on October 30 after meeting her on the dating app.
Within moments of his arrival, the former glamour model allegedly demanded money from him.
When he refused to pay, 22-year-old Ali Ebrahimi allegedly entered the room and assaulted the Tinder date.
Police claim Taylor also assaulted the Tinder date before forcing him to ‘undertake an online transaction’ and send them money.
Taylor and her alleged accomplice are accused of stealing the man’s bank card and withdrawing a sum of money with it.
Taylor and Ebrahimi were charged with extortion, deprivation of liberty, assault occasioning bodily harm and possessing dangerous drugs.
Party: Taylor with Australian former rugby league player Greg Inglis earlier this year
Former love: Taylor is an ex-girlfriend of INXS singer Michael Hutchence (pictured in 1996)
Both appeared before Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday where Taylor was ordered to remain in custody.
Turning her back to the public gallery, Taylor, dressed in prison clothing, said nothing after confirming her identity.
Her lawyer told the court Taylor had been a licensed estate agent for the past six years, but had not worked as one in six months.
Taylor posed nude for Penthouse magazine in the early 1990s and once dated INXS star Michael Hutchence, who died in 1997.
Reality TV star: Taylor appeared alongside her friend Yvonne ‘Voni’ Cosier (pictured together) in Australian TV show The Block
Describing their romance in 2015, she said Hutchence would ‘call me every time he was in Queensland’ after spotting her in the centre-fold shoot.
‘He got in contact with the magazine and we ended up having a meeting,’ the former model said.
‘I visited his studios in Sydney where he used to record, and we swapped numbers and then he started calling me every time he was in Queensland.
‘It was great – someone to go out for dinner with, someone to have a laugh with… We really enjoyed each other’s company.’
Hutchence, a notorious womaniser, was married to TV presenter Paula Yates at the time of his death.
More recently Taylor starred in the reality show The Block.
She and a friend came last on the show but still walked away with $349,000 (£186,000) in winnings.