Angry social media users have attacked the Melbourne strip club where a British woman died, accusing its owners of censoring posts about the dancer’s death.
Stacey Tierney, 29, was found slumped in Dreams Gentleman’s Club on the morning of December 19 and is believed to have been dead for up to 12 hours before she was discovered.
The fitness instructor, who had been living in Australia for three years, was understood to have been partying with several men inside the Elizabeth Street venue before her death on Sunday, 18 December.
It is not known yet whether Ms Tierney had died before the men left, but the homicide squad are overseeing the investigation into her death.
The club spoke for the first time about the fitness instructor’s death on Wednesday afternoon after days of its owners failing to acknowledge anything had happened – even reportedly taking down posts about Ms Tierney on the Dreams’ Facebook page.
A post to the page on Wednesday morning called for the club to “stop deleting people’s posts RE: the death of Stacey Tierney”.
"Your establishment has so far made zero public acknowledgement of the fact that this has even happened. This is a beyond shameful and beyond disrespectful way for you to be responding," the Facebook user wrote.
Another person asked, "Why haven’t you issued a statement regarding the death of Stacey Tierney?"
"Shame on you all - carrying on like nothing has happened ~ rest in peace beautiful lady," commented another.