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A glamour model who was once awarded Playboy Playmate of the Year was allegedly attacked by a gang of women at Maxim magazine’s Halloween party.
Daily Mail Australia can reveal Aussie beauty Laura Lydall was set upon by another glamour model and her group of scantily-clad friends at the party held at Cafe del Mar on Cockle Bay Wharf on Friday.
Police are now investigating the incident.
‘I was the only person at the event who had the balls to try and separate the onslaught of punches, kicks and hair pulling by the girl gang of thugs,’ a witness said.
‘The manager of the venue simply said it was a private function and gave that as a reason staff did not intervene.’
Laura Lydall (pictured) was allegedly attacked by a fellow Maxim model and a group of her friends
Maxim models welcome guests to Cafe del Mar on Friday night. Daily Mail Australia is not suggesting any of these woman were involved in the brawl
Laura, 37, who suffered a cut lip and bruised nose in the alleged attack, was collected by her mother Alice, a retired nurse.
‘She was punched in the head several times, she’s still in complete shock,’ Alice told Daily Mail Australia.
‘She wasn’t out looking for a fight, in fact she doesn’t go out much.’
A NSW Police statement said that ‘a 33-year-old woman was arrested on Elizabeth Street, Sydney and taken to Day Street Police Station, where she assisted police with inquiries. Investigations are continuing’.
Laura was previously engaged to Ultra Tune boss Sean Buckley and is best known for her appearance in a BDSM-themed Ultra Tune TV commercial that was one of the most complained about ads in 2014.
When the Ultra Tune commercial was aired, outraged viewers complained to the Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB) in droves.
‘It started with two woman wearing bondage/dominatrix rubber outfits getting out of their car, cracking whips, then walking into an Ultra Tune store where the male attendant looks them up and down appreciatively,’ a person said.
‘It was incredibly inappropriate and sexual,’ another complained.
Laura Lydall suffered a cut lip and bruised nose, her mum said
Laura was a cover girl for Maxim magazine in March 2015
Laura is most famous for her appearance in a BDSM-themed Ultra Tune TV commercial that was one of the most complained about Australian ads in 2014
But the tyre company denied the ad – which featured the tagline ‘We’re Into Rubber’ – objectified women.
The ASB ruled in the company’s favour, arguing the rubber outfits were ‘relevant’ to the product being sold.
Laura has also starred in ads alongside Pamela Anderson, Charlie Sheen, Mike Tyson and Jean Claude Van Damme.
In October, 2016 she was crowned the winner of the Ms Australasia pageant, and has graced the cover of Maxim, Playboy, Jetset magazine, Men’s Fitness and Ironman.
Before her modelling career took off, Laura worked as a lending manager in a bank.