Gable Tostee in fresh Tinder controversy seven years after balcony death

Gable Tostee has become involved in a fresh controversy seven years after his Tinder date plunged to her death from his Gold Coast balcony.

The Queensland carpet layer, then 30, was accused of killing New Zealand woman Warriena Wright but was found not guilty by a jury in 2016.

Mr Tostee, who now goes by the name Eric Thomas, has returned to Tinder and is involved in a dispute with high school drama teacher Sabrina Collins.

Ms Collins told A Current Affair she went to police after receiving abusive text and voice messages from a female friend of Mr Tostee, after they stopped seeing each other.

Sabrina Collins has told A Current Affair she received abusive messages from Gable Tostee and his friend. Picture: Channel 9
Camera IconSabrina Collins has told A Current Affair she received abusive messages from Gable Tostee and his friend. Channel 9 Credit: Supplied

She said no action was taken by police, prompting her to make two YouTube videos featuring the abusive audio.

She said Mr Tostee then sent her text messages suggesting she was “insane”.

However, Mr Tostee claims she has been the one stalking and harassing him and his friends.

Ms Collins claims she saw Mr Tostee on nine nights over four weekends after they met on the dating app.

“It’s been like a nightmare and it’s taken a year of my life,” she said.

She also claims Mr Tostee allegedly showed her what happened the night Ms Wright died in 2014.

“He was showing me … and then he locked me on the balcony to show me what it was like,” Ms Collins said.

Mr Tostee disputed this and said Ms Collins’ allegations “never happened”.

On the night of Ms Wright’s death, Mr Tostee was recording audio on his phone in which the pair were heard arguing, before his date was pushed out onto the balcony and had the door locked behind her.

The audio was played in the Supreme Court during Mr Tostee’s trial.

Camera IconHigh schoolteacher Sabrina Collins claims she has been cyberbullied by Gable Tostee and his female friend Nigel Hallett Credit: News Corp Australia

Mr Tostee told the court that he and Ms Wright had both been drunk, she kept beating him up and that he forced her onto the balcony – where it’s believed she tried to climb to the floor below when she fell.

Ms Collins said she didn’t recognise Mr Tostee when she first swiped past him on Tinder.

She was “stunned” when a friend told her he was “the balcony guy”.

“And then I just thought, me being me, I’ll just ask him some more questions and you know, just get to know his side of the story,” she said.

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