Squatters were living in Tones and my Byron Bay home, so the police were called.
Tones, who sang for Dance Monkey, I’m speaking out because I went to one of her Byron Bay homes and found something that really shocked me.
This week, Australian singer Tones and I went back to one of her properties and found that it had been taken over by squatters, who were destroying it and posting about it on social media.
The Dance Monkey singer, who has bought several million-dollar homes around Australia in recent years, has become something of a mini-real estate mogul. This week, she went to one of her homes in Byron Bay and found that squatters had moved in.
In a video posted to her Instagram account, Tones could be seen talking with police outside her home, next to a pile of trash from the squatters that included “stolen TVs” and “needles and drug s**t.”
“POLICE HAVE BEEN CALLED! “Take your poop and leave,” says a sign in front of the house.
Tones, whose real name is Toni Watson, told Fox FM’s Fifi, Fev, and Nick this morning that she went to the house to get ready for some friends to stay there.
“We were just there a week ago, and some kind of squatters have completely destroyed it since then,” she told the hosts.
She said that the construction workers across the street told her that the squatters “weren’t in a good way.”
“They are very busy. The police came by and said that they had broken into a few homes in Byron. “Today, we have people watching the house to see if they come back,” she said.
“The least they could do is clean up after themselves and maybe take a shower. The couches are all dirty.” “If you’re going to use the house, at least take a shower there,” she said. “I don’t know how to clean a mattress, but I’ll learn today.”
She also said that she found “needles, crack pipes, and weed plants” in the house and that police knew who the squatters were.
The house was bought in August of this year, making it the newest addition to Tones’s ever-growing list of properties.
Before that, she bought a property on the other side of Byron Bay for $3.3 million at the beginning of 2021. She also owns two mansions in the exclusive beachside suburb of Mount Eliza in Victoria, which is near the city’s capital. She bought the first one for $5.1 million in 2020 and the second one for $7.08 million the following year.
She is also said to have paid $800,000 for a home in Frankston, Victoria, in 2020. The home is thought to have been bought for a friend or family member.
A recent appearance on the AFR’s Young Rich List showed just how well the Aussie star has done from her many hit singles, including Dance Monkey, which was a huge worldwide number one. The news source says that Tones is now worth a cool $35 million.
Tones’ run-in with the squatter happened at a time when there is a homelessness crisis in the Byron Bay area. Rising rents and a lack of available properties are forcing more people to live on the streets.