Bodybuilder won't speak to police

00:40, Aug 13 2014
Warriena Tagpuno Wright
SUSPICIOUS DEATH: Warriena Tagpuno Wright fell from the balcony of a Surfers' Paradise high-rise apartment building.

The Gold Coast bodybuilder at the centre of a probe into the death of a Lower Hutt tourist claims he’s being ‘‘hated on’’ because of the number of women he’s slept with.

Gable Tostee has refused to talk to police - but in posts on, he defended himself without going into details on how 26-year-old Warriena Tagpuno Wright came to plunge to her death off her 14th floor balcony about 2.20am last Friday.

‘'Fact is I’ve taken home probably about 150 girls from clubs over the last few years,’’ Tostee wrote. ‘‘When you go out often to the same places and get drunk and talk to girls you’re bound to get noticed and hated on, and people gossip.

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Gable Tostee hasn't explained to police how the woman fell off his balcony.

‘‘Eventually it turns into Chinese whispers where people have a completely false impression of you.

"Most people who know me have been completely supportive, it's those who don't know me at all who assume the worst.’’

Mystery surrounds the circumstances of Wright's death. Tostee was not home when officers found her body at the Avalon complex in Surfers Paradise.


Detective Superintendent Dave Hutchinson said police had seized security footage from Tostee’s parents’ house but had not gleaned any information from him.

“He has elected to undertake his right to silence,” Detective Superintendent Hutchinson said. 

Tostee has also hired well-known criminal law firm Potts Lawyers, who did not return several phone calls.

Wright, known as Rrie, was in Australia for a fortnight to see friends and attend a wedding. She is believed to have met Tostee via the dating app Tinder.

One woman met Tostee via Tinder told the Daily Mail that he invited her to his apartment but she declined, saying she had a ‘‘massive fear of heights’’. Instead she invited him to her place to drink with friends and he showed up with Jaegerbombs.

‘‘They are all good looking, cocky and arrogant, he was one of a million down on the Gold Coast,’’ she said.

In June, he boasted on the site that a 21-year-old Tinder date, whom he referred to as a "young sloot", came to his place, where he tried to initiate sex, but the girl "bolted".

"Maybe I acted too abruptly and snapped her out of her little lust trance by manhandling her."