Samil Mehajer is accused of stalking, choking, and bashing his model ex girlfriend over almost their entire three-year relationship.
The disgraced property developer was charged on Wednesday after Melissa ‘Missy’ Tysoe made domestic violence claims against him.
The pair met at a New Year’s Eve party in Vaucluse, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, in 2017 – sparking a relationship that lasted almost three years.
Burwood Local Court heard on Thursday that Mehajer’s alleged abuse started only four months later in April 2018.
Melissa ‘Missy’ Tysoe met the now 34-year-old at a party on New Year’s Eve in Vaucluse, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, in 2017
After years of alleged violence, she claimed the final attack happened on November 4 last year, when he is accused of choking her (pictured together)
After years of alleged violence, she claimed the final attack happened on November 4 last year, when Mehajer is accused of choking her.
Mehajer, 34, pleaded not guilty to four counts of common assault, one of stalking and intimidation, and one of choking with recklessness.
The 31-year-old finance graduate first reported her allegations to police on December 21 and an interim restraining order was granted on her behalf while her claims were investigated.
On Thursday, he was hit with five additional counts of breaching the restraining order from his prison cell.
Mehajer has been denied bail three times in a week.
The former deputy mayor of Auburn was charged with one count of breaking the domestic violence order on December 30.
Salim Mehajer arrives at the Downing Centre District Court in Sydney, August 13, 2020
On Thursday, he was hit with five additional counts of breaching the AVO from his prison cell (Ms Tysoe pictured)
Mehajer allegedly tried to pressure Ms Tysoe into dropping the allegations multiple times from behind bars, according to the NCA Newswire.
He called his sisters Zenah Osman and Mary Mehajer and allegedly asked them to convince Ms Tysoe ‘not to make problems for him’ so his attempts to be freed on bail wouldn’t be harmed.
‘Tell her to remove it… can she remove it? If she removes it… it can be removed,’ he allegedly told Ms Osman according to court documents.
She then allegedly sent a WhatsApp message to Ms Tysoe saying her brother was ‘broken’ and ‘never did anything wrong’.
‘He said the [restraining order], there’s no need and so forth. He wants u to withdraw it. I don’t know man he was saying all this stuff about loving u I felt really sorry for him.’
Ms Osman the next day said Ms Tysoe was ‘not listening’ and ‘had her reasons’ for laying the charges.
Ms Tysoe claimed to police that Mehajer assaulted and threatened her
The former mayor of Auburn was charged with one count of breaking the domestic violence order on December 30 (Ms Tysoe pictured)
Mehajer then allegedly asked Mary to lean on her as well, and denied ever attacking her.
‘I don’t care about if she doesn’t talk with me or whatever… but the reason why I’m telling you to talk to her, is because there is [a restraining order] saying that I’m hitting her, I’m going to kill her… all bulls**t like that,’ he said.
Other calls cited in court documents revealed neither sister was able to sway Ms Tysoe into dropping the charges.
His lawyer Javid Faiz argued for the former politician’s release under strict bail conditions.
Magistrate Rodney Brender denied bail and told the court Ms Tysoe was allegedly the victim of ‘a series of violent assaults’ and was the target of the restraining order breaches.
Mehajer was remanded in custody at Sydney’s MRRC in Silverwater (above) after he was found to have breached his bail conditions on separate perverting the course of justice charges
Mehajer has denied contacting his ex-lover, claiming his sister contacted her without his knowledge.
But Sergeant Ashton Solomon claimed he became ‘fixated’ on Ms Tysoe, having allegedly breached the restraining order consistently.
‘The accused has shown unrelenting willingness to try to contact the victim,’ he told the court.
‘He’s basically putting pressure on the victim to withdraw the [restraining order].’
Mehajer was initially taken into police custody in November after his bail was revoked in after being found guilty at trial of perjury and perverting the course of justice.
He will return to court on February 25 for the assault charges, and will appear again on February 2.