An Australian horse heiress and celebrity weight loss expert, Savannah Daisley, has been accused and charged with raping a 14-year-old boy.
The glamorous mother of two, the daughter of famed Aussie horse breeder Ross Daisley, faced Waverley Local Court in Sydney on June 28 on child sex abuse allegations.
According to police, Daisley molested the young boy four times over a 24-hour period until 5 pm on May 20 last year.
While Daisley strongly denied the allegations, which police alleged occurred in Sydney's eastern suburbs where she lives, the court heard that she had spoken to the boy by phone, admitting to kissing him.
She reportedly said on the phone recording:
"I thought we had placed this in a little box and thrown it deep into the sea."
Prosecutors also claimed that the recording reveals that Daisley had little recollection of the incident, perhaps due to her being intoxicated at the time.
The defendant recently celebrated over 200 days of sobriety, disclosing that she had a drinking problem.
Defending his client, Daisley's defense lawyer argued that the accusations against his socialite client were made "in spite" and that it was an "oath vs. oath" case.
After Daisley's appearance in court, her father, who bred the renowned thoroughbred racehorse Choisir, offered to put up $10,000 bail for his daughter, who was also willing to report to the police every day.
But Magistrate Jacqueline Milledge denied her bail, saying the act governing bail concerning child sex offenses was "firm," and there was enough justification for keeping her in custody given the nature of the case.
Daisley will remain behind bars until she appears in court on August 22.
Daisley is a successful entrepreneur and founder of Smart Cleanse, a 14-day weight loss program that promises to "detoxify clients' bodies, eliminate stress, shed kilos, and 'reverse aging."
She has also authored two books on health and wellness; 14 Day Smart Cleanse and the forthcoming Epigenetics.
She has appeared in infomercials for Channel 10 and often posts about her cleanses and organic food diet on social media, along with her struggles with alcohol.