11 December, 2014. 12:14
CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | [email protected]
Only weeks after revoking the visa of self professed ‘pick up artist’ Julien Blanc, Immigration Minister, Scott Morrison has controversially denied a temporary visa to social media kingpin Dan Bilzerian after a video emerged of him kicking a woman in the face in a Miami nightclub.
This morning it was revealed that the “King of Instagram” Dan Bilzerian was arrested at LAX late Tuesday night and is currently being held without bail.
It’s unclear whether the arrest had anything to do with the fact that he was recently kicked out of a Miami nightclub for allegedly kicking a woman named Vanessa Castano in the face. She has since filed a police report.
It appears that Bilzerian was planning an impromptu trip to Australia at the request of several “high-up and well known” casino developers and magnates, to tour the country on a nightclub circuit and to also act as a consultant on the design of the millionaires poker floors at Barangaroo and a new casino to be built in Cairns.
Known for his lavish lifestyle and hedonistic ways, Bilzerian once said that his greatest fear is that “someone will break in and I won’t be able to decide what gun to shoot them with.”
Words are not usually enough to prevent entry into Australia, however his recent physical altercation in a Miami nightclub highlighted his much discussed violent streak. The video clearly shows him kicking an unknown girl in what appears to be her head in an unprovoked altercation.
Bilzerian was quick to defend himself in the incident, stating that
“had it been a guy, nobody woulda said sh*t – I am used to doing what I want. Women fly to LA to sleep with me… It was gonna go two ways, either she makes a scene like she has – or she brags about it to her slutty friends”
Senator Scott Morrison risks backlash from young voters that are keen to see this pop culture revelation in the flesh, however Morrison claims he has the support of Prime Minister Tony Abbot.
Abbot himself has stated off the record “if you’re going to assault a woman, then make sure the cameras aren’t rolling” – an obvious reference to the 28 year old case in which he was said to have physically intimidated a female activist off stage at Sydney University function, before addressing an audience of 200 as a young student leader.
The ban flies in the face of Bilzerian, who has been quoted as saying
“when you got a lot of money, you can do whatever you want because nobody can tell you what to do.”
Australia has in the past been stern with disallowing visas for self-righteous American celebrities, including the likes of Eminem and Snoop Dogg.
With his own private jet an an indispensable income from a healthy inheritance – as well as his successes in gambling, gun trade and venture capital, time will tell whether Bilzerian can be kept out of Australia.
The alleged felon, who was currently still held without bail in LAX has been quotes as saying
“I don’t give a f**k – Australia looks like sh*t anyway. I’d prefer to stay at home with my cat and sleep with women that I hate”
This incident comes not even a month after The Betoota Advocate’s exclusive interview with Mr Bilzerian, one that saw him finally opening up about his “mummy issues” and his need for approval from both family and fans.