Ex-Auburn deputy mayor Salim Mehajer has been arrested over a disagreement with a taxi driver in Sydney.
Police say a 30-year-old man was arrested in Darlinghurst about 5am on Sunday after he allegedly assaulted the 38-year-old taxi driver earlier, during a disagreement outside The Star casino.
Officers found an Eftpos machine and mobile phone believed to belong to the driver and said they would be forensically examined to determine any link to the incident.
In November last year, A Current Affair aired exclusive footage of Mehajer allegedly being arrested and handcuffed in Ibiza, after a reported altercation with a taxi driver.
Just months prior, the same show released footage of Mehajer hurling abuse at his estranged wife Aysha Learmonth.
“Aysha you’ve got five minutes to give me a call,” the 30-year-old shouted at the camera.
“If you don’t call me in five minutes I’m going to rape your mum. Your mum and your f***ing dad. Call me now.”
In the footage, which A Current Affair claimed to have obtained via a concerned friend of 30-year-old Learmonth, the controversial figure called his wife a “f**king slut”.