Revealed: Yates' Shocking Secret About Michael Hutchence
A retired detective has revealed to True Crime podcast 'Police Tape' the explosive claims by Michael Hutchence's then-lover Paula Yates in the aftermath of the INXS frontman's sudden death in 1997.
Former senior detective Mark Smith has told how Yates yelled at him in an explosive conversation in a Sydney restaurant, revealing lurid details of Hutchence's sexual practices at him.
The outburst was prompted by Yates refusing to believe the police case that he had killed himself intentially.
Just days after the INXS frontman’s naked body was found at the exclusive Double Bay Ritz-Carlton, Smith has spoken for the first time about her no-holds barred outburst.
"She just did not want to believe he had committed suicide,” he said.
“It was a pretty nice cafe, older women and men all there eating their lunches.
“She may have even had a few drinks, I’m not sure, but she said she wanted to talk to the coroner and tell him it was some weird sex thing that Michael would have been doing."
Yates went on to brazenly reveal their sex fetishes for Smith and the entire restaurant to hear as a way of confirming her theory Hutchence had died during autoerotism.
Smith also spoke about what he saw when he entered Hutchence's room.
“It was a bit of a mess with vodka and champagne bottles and things like that lying around,”
“The bath was full, we don’t know whether he had a bath or not or what his intentions were. As I said there was a bit of a mess, like if you would have had a couple of friends around during the course of the night for a bit of a party, but there (was) not much.’’
There were no drugs found in the hotel room, only some drug paraphernalia such as foil.
An autopsy later show found cocaine, Prozac and other prescriptions drugs and alcohol in Hutchence’s system.