A star of The Bachelorette who plunged to his death while driving his car off a cliff had been hit with three restraining orders in the past three years – two on behalf of his girlfriend and one to protect a man .
Charlie Newling was hit with domestic violence orders apprehended by NSW Police on behalf of his partner Krystal Taylor, 32, in March 2021 and July 2022, Daily Mail Australia can reveal.
The reality TV star, 36, was initially given orders prohibiting him from following, assaulting, threatening, stalking, harassing or intimidating the young woman, or recklessly destroying her property.
In the second instance, he was ordered not to approach or go near her for at least 12 hours after drinking alcohol or taking illegal drugs.
Police also applied for an AVO against Newling, who was also a builder, on behalf of an unknown person on the NSW mid-north coast in January 2021.
Newling, who appeared on Ali Oetjen’s season of the Channel Ten show in 2018, died when his car went over a cliff in Dover Heights, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, at 11pm last Friday night.
Charlie Newling, 36, welcomed his second child just eight weeks ago with partner Krystal Taylor
Krystal Taylor (pictured) welcomed the couple’s first child in June
Mr Newling and his girlfriend, who lived in Sydney’s east, welcomed their second child just eight weeks ago.
Newling and Ms Taylor are believed to have met in 2020 while briefly residing in a share house in Yamba, in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales.
A friend confirmed Ms Taylor was previously engaged to another man before they began a relationship with Newling and moved to Bondi together.
“They moved in together but he was out of control with his drinking and prescription drugs,” the source said.
The restraining orders came around the same time in his life as a number of troubling public incidents.
Following his appearance on television, Newling made headlines after footage emerged showing him being forcibly removed by security guards at the Golden Sheaf Hotel in Double Bay.
Newling, who had appeared on The Project earlier in the evening, said he had been drinking and was celebrating his time on the show with friends when a fight broke out with bouncers around 10:50 p.m.
After the incident, it emerged that he had a son then aged eight, from a previous relationship which he had not revealed on the show.
New mum Krystal Taylor (pictured) reportedly met Newling in Yamba
The father of two rose to fame on Ali Oetjen’s 2018 season of The Bachelorette and quickly became a favorite.
Newling was celebrating his time on the show with friends when a fight broke out with bouncers around 10.50pm at a Double Bay pub in 2018.
In September 2022, he was convicted of threatening to kill his stepfather and sentenced to 13 months in prison.
He threatened to torture his stepfather in a series of 37 text messages to his mother over a three-hour period.
“You are still controlled by that whip of a husband,” says one message to her mother. “I’m going to kill him one day in front of you before I leave.”
“You have no idea what I’m capable of, but just know it’s not going to be pretty,” before suggesting he was going to urinate on himself.
Magistrate Ross Hudson heard Newling suffered significant trauma as a child, including as a teenager when he had to begin caring for his biological father after an accident left him paraplegic.
His father died in 2018 from a painkiller overdose.
The court also heard that Newling, who worked as a builder after finding fame on The Bachelorette, had struggled with alcohol abuse.
At the time of the threats, he was the subject of a court order following a mid-range drink driving offense in 2021.
A local resident who was sleeping at the time of the fatal incident in Newling told Daily Mail Australia he was awakened by blue and red flashing lights.
Police and paramedics arrived at the Raleigh reserve after being contacted by locals who found his car on fire at the base of a 70 meter cliff (pictured)
A mourner left a rose at the crash site on Thursday
Friends and family have witnessed Newling’s declining mental health and alarming alcohol abuse in recent years, including stays in rehabilitation centers and attempted self-harm.
Police and paramedics rushed to the Raleigh Reserve in Dover Heights on Friday after being contacted by locals who found his car on fire at the base of the 70-metre cliff.
“They worked until early morning and asked two men to come down from a helicopter to pick him up,” one resident said.
Newling will be buried at a later date.
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