Gable Tostee calls police, claims woman assaulted him - report

Gable Tostee
Gable Tostee Photo credit: 60 Minutes

The man acquitted of murdering New Zealander Warriena Wright on a Tinder date gone wrong has reportedly gone to police to complain that a woman has assaulted him.

Eric Thomas - better known by his former name Gable Tostee - made headlines in 2014 when he was alleged to have a role in Ms Wright's fatal fall from the balcony of his Gold Coast apartment.

During the trial, he was accused of threatening violence against her - but now he's the one accusing a woman of violence.

Paramedics and police were recently called to Mr Tostee's parents in Carrara on the Gold Coast, reports The Courier Mail.

In the aftermath, the woman was reportedly hospitalised for a mental health evaluation. Both the unnamed woman and Mr Thomas were unharmed.

Mr Tostee was accused of murder and manslaughter in 2014, after the death of Lower Hutt local Warriena Wright. He was acquitted of both charges after a two-week trial in 2016.

Reports earlier this year said he could face an inquest into Ms Wright's death if fresh evidence is uncovered. Investigations are ongoing.



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