A man accused of stalking international model and reality TV personality Simone Holtznagel for nearly four months in Sydney’s east was also subjected to an AVO by another young woman.
Benjamin Reeves, 58, has pleaded not guilty after being charged earlier this month with stalking a high-profile model with the intention of causing her fear of physical or emotional harm.
Daily Mail Australia can exclusively disclose that Mr Reeves has a current Violence Arrest Order issued by the police against him on behalf of another woman.
Se became frightened when Mr Reeves started showing up at her workplace in Sydney’s CBD in 2020 and police performed an AVO on her behalf.
The young woman, 20, who asked to remain anonymous by her family, was working in the fashion industry when the AVO against Mr Reeves was launched.
Police allege the man became obsessed in April this year with Holtznagel, 29, and repeatedly appeared uninvited at events she attended.
Benjamin Reeves (pictured above released on bail) has been charged with stalking top model Simone Holtznagel after police accused him of being ‘obsessed’ with the reality TV star
Simone Holtznagel (pictured) starred on Australia’s Next Top Model and SAS Australia
The 29-year-old model (pictured) is one of the country’s top models with international campaigns
According to police, a resident of Sydney North Shore tracked Ms Holtznagel for nearly four months until the end of July.
He allegedly followed her to multiple locations and threatened her.
Police claim the majority of stalking takes place around Bondi Beach in Sydney.
A month ago, Eastern Suburbs officers arrested Reeves at his home in McMahons Point, where he was then taken to Chatswood police station and charged with stalking that afternoon.
According to police, Holtznagel did not know the alleged stalker.
Reeves was excused from appearing at Waverley Local Court, where his attorney pleaded not guilty on his behalf on September 1.
Judge Ross Hudson requested some brief evidence to the defense in preparation for a hearing, at a date set for when Mr. Reeves will fight the charge.
Police have filed an AVO petition to protect Ms. Holtznagel, which prohibits Reeves from approaching, interacting with or harming the model.
Ms Holtznagel has become a household name in Australia since she was a finalist for Australia’s Next top Model in 2011.
She has appeared in campaigns for famous brands such as Guess Jeans, Bras N Things and Honey Birdette and is well known as a model for Playboy in the United States.
The young woman (above) became ‘petrified’ when Benjamin Reeves showed up at her workplace having an AVO brought out on her behalf against him buying police
The 58-year-old was also the subject of an AVO brought in by police to protect a young woman who became ‘petrified’ when he followed her to her Sydney CBD fashion job
The buxom blonde has also stormed Australian television screens with the show I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! and continuous efforts for SAS Australia.
Just last month, Ms Holtznagel confirmed she had moved in with celebrity personal trainer boyfriend Jono Castano.
She wrote: ‘When you’ve never lived with a guy and now you live with [email protected] jonocastanoacero, which involves Jono playing FIFA football with a friend on the couch amid raucous laughter.
Benjamin Reeves will defend allegations he spied on model Simone Holtznagel after his attorney declared not guilty on his behalf at Waverley Local Court
Police executed a restraining order against Benjamin Reeves on behalf of a 20-year-old girl (above) two years ago after he started showing up at her workplace
Benjamin Reeves is on strict bail conditions after his lawyer pleaded not guilty on his behalf at Waverley Local Court to allegations he stalked the international model.
Ms Holtznagel recently went public with her relationship with celebrity trainer boyfriend Jono Castano (pictured)
Simone Holtznagel (right) returned to Australia last month with boyfriend Jono Castano just as police charged Benjamin Reeves with allegedly stalking her for more than four months
Ms Holtznagel appeared on SAS Australia earlier this year. Image: Channel 7 / Remco Jansen
The couple is said to have been dating since the beginning of 2022 but they initially kept their relationship private.
They went public in May when they were caught kissing passionately at Mimi’s restaurant in Coogee.
The couple first met a few years ago when she was one of the coach’s most famous clients – although he was previously married to business partner Amy Castano.
Model Madeline Holtznagel’s sister is also a fixture of the Sydney scene.
She is dating pub billionaire baron Justin Hemmes, 49, who is said to own a penthouse in the Sydney seaside suburb of Coogee where she lives.
Madeline recently boarded a plane to relax at her privately owned resort on Haggerstone Island.
The sisters Madeline Holtznagel and Simone Holtznagel are both famous personalities.
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