‘I’m buying everything on Coast’

BERNARD TOMIC claimed he's "buying everything on the Gold Coast" while out partying after being named as a potential witness to an alleged drink spiking incident.

The Gold Coast Bulletin approached the 25-year-old tennis star on Wednesday evening at Sin City club while there with his girlfriend Emma Blake-Hahnel.

While Tomic initially declined to comment on the police investigation following the incident at The Bedroom, he confirmed he was in the club on Sunday evening in a VIP booth with around 20 others, some of whom he said he didn't know. Tomic is not accused of any drink spiking.

Queensland Police are investigating allegations of drink spiking after Paige McCarthy, 21, was found passed out in the bathroom of the club where she used to work.

Her mother Lee posted a warning on Facebook saying: "WARNING: watch out for drink spiking. My daughter was drugged at a nightclub."

"She wasn't the only one [drugged]", Lee said. "We have had several girls msg us with info and similar stories which is helping."

There is no suggestion Mr Tomic was involved in the alleged drink spiking incident or was aware that it happened at the time.

Bernard Tomic leaving the jungle on I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!
Bernard Tomic leaving the jungle on I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!

When the Gold Coast Bulletin approached the tennis pro, he reportedly said: "I just made a million dollars for four days on I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here.

"I just bought another house. I'm buying everything on the Gold Coast …" he said, adding that he was hoping to get back on the tennis tour in the next month.

Bar staff also told the paper he never caused a problem while out.

"When he comes in, it's actually quite good. He just stays up there (in a VIP booth) and does his own thing. He pays, he never gets out of line," one worker said.

Paige McCarthy. Picture: Facebook.
Paige McCarthy. Picture: Facebook.

The Bedroom spokesman Matt Keegan said the club had handed over CCTV footage from the night to police but was yet to find any evidence of drink spiking taking place.

Tomic made headlines when he quit I'm a Celebrity after three nights on the show saying "I've never felt this bad in my life."

"I thought I'd be super happy, camping for the first time, being around new people ... Half the time during the day, I'm just depressed," he said at the time.


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