An exotic dancer and model accused of throwing a glass at a popular Neighbours actor inside a strip club faced court on assault charges on Monday.
Dancer Danielle Lee, 25, appeared at Southport Magistrates Court in Queensland, accused of assaulting Neighbours actor Scott McGregor, who plays Detective Mark Brennan, last month.
Lee, who uses the stage name Ivy, had been working at the Hollywood Showgirls strip club in Surfers Paradise on April 6 when she allegedly got into a verbal altercation with the actor.
Police allege she then picked up a glass ‘in a fit of rage’ and threw it at the 38-year-old actor, leaving him with a centimetre laceration to his face.
Lee was immediately dismissed from her job, and McGregor attended the nearby Surfer’s Paradise police station to file charges.
The dancer now faces charges of assault causing bodily harm, which carries a maximum seven-year jail sentence.
She appeared in court on Monday dressed in a striped turtleneck, black jeans and a cropped denim jacket, and was remanded on bail until June 7.
Lee, who is originally from New Zealand, has been banned from the popular Surfer’s Paradise venue after 12 months working there.
Owner Craig Duffy earlier told The Courier Mail she was sacked on the spot after the alleged assault.
‘I know a conversation took place between the two of them, but I’m not privy to what was said – I don’t know if he said something wrong or she said something wrong,’ he said.
‘But regardless of what was said… we terminated the dancer immediately. She is banned from the club.’
Mr Duffy said McGregor, who is married to actor and model Bianka Voight, was welcome to return if he wanted.
Ms Lee’s employment options are not completely dashed. The 25-year-old modelled for Gold Coast surfwear brand DVCO, and German shoemaker Buffalo as recently as earlier this year.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Mr McGregor’s management for comment.
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