‘It’s degrading and disgusting’: Tobacco tycoon who calls himself The Candyman leads his wife around their mansion on a LEASH – as grandparents fear for the young children growing up in a house where guests party naked
- The ‘Australian Hugh Hefner’ Travers Beynon lives in a $3.7 million mansion in an exclusive region of the Gold Coast
- The tobacco tycoon hosts parties packed with bikini models at his property, which he calls The Candy Shop Mansion
- He has become popular on Instagram for his life of lavish parties and expensive cars
- Beynon is the bearded heir of the Freechoice tobacconist company, which runs more than 200 stores around the country
- He is married to Taesha, whose grandparents spoke out on television on Monday night
- Graham and Evon Appleby have never met their great grandchildren and have no contact with Taesha
- Last night, the Appleby family spoke of their heartbreak at Taesha being part of mansion
- My Beynon has posted an image of Taesha on a leash captioned ‘Doggy Style’ – which was slammed by Graham as ‘disgusting’ and ‘degrading’
The ‘Australian Hugh Hefner’ has defended his parenting skills after his wife’s grandparents expressed concern for his children growing up in a party mansion.
Travers Beynon, a tobacco tycoon, calls himself The Candyman and has become popular on Instagram for sharing pictures of his life of expensive cars and lavish poolside parties.
He hosts lavish parties at a sprawling $3.7 million riverside property on the Gold Coast, where here lives with his wife Taesha – who he was pictured leading around on a leash – and his four children.
After copping criticism for raising his family at the same home as the parties on the national television last night, the Candyman posted an image of himself with his young family this morning.
‘There is one thing I cherish more than throwing the biggest and best parties… and that is my KIDS AND FAMILY,’ he wrote.
‘Our mornings are like everybody else. I am their PROTECTOR & PROVIDER. #wearesafewithourdad #rolemodel.’
‘I am their PROTECTOR AND PROVIDER’, he wrote on Instagram. ‘#wearesafewithourdad’
Travers Beynon holds wild parties at his Gold Coast mansion, and then shares pictures with fans online
‘The Candyman’: Travers Beynon is pictured with some of his ladyfriends at his Gold Coast mansion
He is also dubbed The Candyman and has two children with his wife Taesha who also live in the Gold Coast mansion and have never met their great grandparents
One image posted on The Candyman’s Instagram shows his wife on her hands and knees being walked around and is captioned ‘Candyman’s interpretation of “Doggy Style”‘
Taesha’s grandparents, Graham and Evon Appleby, last night broke down on A Current Affair and said they are devastated at having no contact with Taesha and her two girls.
Although Taesha has the title of The Candyman’s wife, she shares the former model and AFL star with hundreds of other women, including her best friend who shares their bed nightly.
Mr Beynon has four children, two with Taesha and two with his former wife and Miss World 1991, Ninibeth Leal.
‘We just want to hold them for the first time,’ Mrs Appleby said. ‘We just want to walk in there and grab Taesha, grab the girls, and pull them out of there.’
After seeing the image of their granddaughter on a leash they admit they are not frequent viewers of My Beynon’s social media pages.
‘We don’t spend a lot of time looking at it his website because it breaks our heart.’
Mr Appleby says he and his wife are heartbroken that they missed their granddaughter’s wedding and cannot contact their great grandchildren.
‘He may think this is funny, but I don’t think anyone finds it funny.’
TOBACCO TYCOON: THE CANDYMAN’S BUSINESS
Some of Beynon’s Instagram posts contain signs for his business, Freechoice Tobacco. The company’s website says it operates more than 200 tobacconist stores nationwide.
Daily Mail Australia has learned the federal Department of Health is seeking legal advice on whether some of Mr Beynon’s social media postings breach Australia’s strict anti-tobacco advertising laws.
Under the Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Act 1992, it is an offence to publish or broadcast a tobacco advertisement.
A Health Department spokesman said: ‘The Department has recently become aware of some social media postings which appear to be associated with Mr Beynon.
‘The Department has requested legal advice to determine if these postings are likely to breach the Act.
‘The Department will consider what action to take after it has considered its legal advice on this matter.’
‘He may think this is funny, but I don’t think anyone finds it funny,’ Mr Appleby said after viewing some of The Candyman’s Instagram posts
My Beynon (pictured here with wife Taesha and girlfriend) throws ostentatious parties at his ‘Playboy’ home
Mr and Mrs Appleby were not invited to Taesha’s wedding and had never seen their wedding footage
Taesha’s grandparents Graham and Evon, are horrified by the images of Taesha, posted on his social media accounts
Although Taesha Beynon (left) has the title of The Candyman’s wife, she shares the former model and AFL star with hundreds of other women, including her best friend (right) who shares their bed nightly
While Mr Appleby condemned the ostentatious mansion, Mr Petafvrakis who had attended the ‘Playboy’ parties, calls the lavish lifestyle ‘fantastic’.
Mr Beynon calls himself ‘The Candyman’ and dubbed his Gold Coast property ‘The Candyshop Mansion’
Mr Beynon has hoped to use his playboy antics to dodge strict anti-tobacco advertising laws in Australia
Not everyone condemns Beynon’s hedonistic parties and sexualising of women.
‘Lamborghinis, Rolls Royces, food everywhere, drinks, girls… It’s fantastic,’ party attendee George Petafvrakis told A Current Affair.
‘100 million guys are watching this show right now, sitting there with their missus thinking they would love to be doing what he does, so good on him… Sex and sexiness sells.’
On his social media account, Beynon posts snaps of his car collection, which boasts a seemingly endless supply of Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Rolls Royces.
Mr Beynon is the managing director of Freechoice Tobacco, and places advertisements for his company around his mansion during parties
‘The Candyman’ has posted almost 700 pictures of the wild parties on his Instagram account, which has more than 14,500 followers
Other online testimonials say Mr Beynon arrives at his extravagant parties by helicopter, and guest spend most of their time in a swimming pool
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