Block star charged after alleged dating app extortion

 

EMBATTLED Block star Suzi Taylor has been arrested on extortion charges after allegedly meeting a younger man on a dating app and assaulting him at his New Farm home.

Taylor, 49, and a male accomplice are alleged to have attacked the 33-year-old at his home, forcing him to make an online transaction before taking his bank card and withdrawing money.

Earlier, police released a statement that said the 33-year-old man met a 49-year-old woman at a house in New Farm just after midnight on Wednesday.

Suzi Taylor.
Suzi Taylor.

 

Police allege the woman demanded money from the man.

After refusing to pay, the man was confronted by another man, who allegedly assaulted him and held him against his will.

It is alleged the woman also assaulted her date, before she and her co-accused forced him to transfer money to their accounts.

The alleged attackers stole the man's bank card before withdrawing a sum of money, police say.

Suellen Jan Taylor and a 22-year-old man are currently in the watch house and will appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court today, charged with one count each of extortion with intent to gain benefit with threat of detriment, deprivation of liberty, assault occasioning bodily harm and possessing dangerous drugs.