Posted: 24 October, 2016
Gable Tostee Reveals Why He Recorded Everything
Original Image: Channel 9
Last week Gable Tostee was acquitted of the murder and manslaughter of the New Zealand tourist Warriena Wright.
A 2300 word post on a bodybuilding forum entitled "regarding the balcony tragedy" has since been uncovered.
It was first published by Tostee in 2014 but media have been unable to legally report on it until now.
In the post Tostee addresses some of the case’s more bizarre twists, such as why he was recording inside his apartment.
Tostee explained it was something he did often, for his own protection.
“I regularly made audio recordings of my drunk nights on the town in case something happened,” he wrote.
“I kept them for myself but didn’t need to listen to them 99% of the time.
“It’s so easy to do using a smartphone and comes at such a small cost, and sometimes the recordings have been invaluable.
“I have had minor encounters with the law in the past, including throwing an egg at someone, being involved in a small homemade fake ID racket among me and my friends when we were 18 and a few drink driving incidents.
“I’m not defending these actions but they were not of a malicious nature, and I am currently undergoing treatment for my binge drinking issues.
“It has been reported that I supposedly assaulted and abused a police officer earlier in the year — also a fabrication.
“The charge was obstruct police and public nuisance for failing to withdraw $10 quickly enough to pay for a rickshaw.
“I actually had my phone recording during this incident too.”