After being slapped with an AVO and accused of ‘striking her lover in the face with a wine bottle’ during a boozy night at a fancy bed & breakfast, vicious trolls have advised Jodi Gordon to ‘grow up.’
On the weekend, the former Home And Away and Neighbours actress, 37, was vacationing in Kurrajong Heights, north-west of Sydney, with her investment banker partner Sebastian Blackler, 31, when the hideaway allegedly deteriorated into pandemonium.
Mr Blackler had a swollen left eye, and Gordon had a damaged eye and lip, as well as three bruises on her head, when police arrived early on Sunday morning.
According to court filings, Mr. Blackler told detectives that his girlfriend ‘struck him with a wine bottle,’ but he declined to make a formal statement, and Gordon said she ‘fallen into the counter,’ despite the fact that her injuries were days old.
On Sunday, they were each issued AVOs on behalf of one another, warning them not to stalk, harass, or threaten one another.
Gordon’s Instagram profile was bombarded with hateful comments in the days following the alleged event.
On Monday, someone commented on Gordon’s Instagram photo from two weeks ago, saying, “You just can’t get your life together.”
‘Your baby is more mature than her mother,’ the user continued their blistering attack. Fortunately [sic], your she lives with her father.’
Her daughter Aleeia was born to Gordon and her ex-husband, rugby league footballer Braith Anasta. The couple divorced in 2015 after a three-year marriage, but they continue to co-parent their eight-year-old son.
‘I’m very grateful she isn’t the mother of my kids,’ remarked another vicious troll on Tuesday.
She was told to ‘grow up’ by someone else.
Supporters of the TV actress, on the other hand, backed her and requested the trolls to leave her alone.
‘Jodi is a wonderful person… please give the lady some peace,’ one woman wrote on Facebook.
Gordon has not responded to the AVO or the claims levelled against her, but she was photographed for the first time since the alleged incident on Tuesday when it was revealed that she will be a brand ambassador for Cole Hair Studio, a high-end salon.
She appeared fresh-faced and uninjured during a visit to the salon, though it is unclear whether the images were shot before or after the event.
‘Introducing our newest #colehair ambassador [sic] @JodiGordan looking amazing, as always,’ the salon posted on Instagram on Tuesday morning, alongside two photos of the 37-year-old sporting a new head of caramel beach waves.
When contacted by Daily Mail Australia, Cole Hair Studio declined to comment.
Gordon was allegedly ‘highly affected by intoxicating liquor’ and told police she ‘fell against the counter’ following the alleged fight on Sunday, according to AVO records acquired by The Australian newspaper.
‘Police believe domestic attacks are taking place between the parties, with Gordon’s intoxication increasing the violence,’ according to court filings.
‘Clearly, there is domestic violence between the partners,’ says the report, ‘but they are reluctant to reveal how the injuries were sustained.’
On behalf of Mr Blackler, officers obtained a restraining order against Gordon on Sunday morning.
Mr Blackler, a portfolio manager at a Sydney-based wealth management firm, was also handed an AVO in connection with the same alleged incident.
When approached by Daily Mail Australia, police refused to give a statement.
The former couple split up in May 2021, but it’s been reported that they resumed their romance in February.
The couple must not assault, threaten, stalk, harass, or intimidate one other, according to court orders.
They are also forbidden from intentionally or recklessly destroying or damaging another person’s property or harming an animal that belongs to them.
Gordon’s order further prohibits her from being in Mr. Blackler’s company for at least 12 hours after consuming alcoholic beverages or illegal narcotics.
On April 21, both parties will appear in Windsor Local Court.