The Shire – Cast Member Charged Over Homophobic Attack
Another week and another The Shire scandal and this time it is the guys. Daniel “Folksey” Folkes is the cast member involved in this latest fracas. Yes I also thought which f**king character are you, and I have watched all episodes.
Anyway the SMH reporting he has been reported for a homophobic attack. Two other casts members were involved but it is unclear whether they have been arrested. Though the article does mention “Jye” may have also been charged.
The article states:
A CAST member of the reality TV show The Shire has been charged following an alleged homophobic attack in Surry Hills on Thursday night that also involved two other cast members.
Daniel ”Folkesy” Folkes, 24, was arrested shortly before midnight after allegedly urinating on a man while the two other cast members, aged 27 and 28, abused him with homophobic insults.
The three men were out celebrating a birthday when they began attacking a man who was sitting alone on steps near the corner of Riley Street and Goulbourn Street, police say.
”The trio fled but were located a short time later by police on the corner of Oxford Street and Riley Street,” a police spokeswoman said. ”The three men were then issued a move-on notice. However two of them allegedly continued to argue with police and didn’t comply.”
Folkes allegedly resisted arrest while bragging to police that he was a star on the reality TV show. He was then taken to City Central Police Station and charged with offensive language, offensive behaviour and resist arrest. He will appear before the Downing Centre Local Court on September 17.
The 28-year-old cast member, ”Jye,” was arrested and taken to Surry Hills Police Station where he was fined for verbally abusing the man, police said.
Representatives from Channel 10 and The Shire did not want to comment about the alleged incident.
You know something is not right when Beckaa is starting to look like the wholesome cast member in the show.