Wayne Dover
Wayne Dover

Man was called a "sleaze” before he died: witness

A WOMAN has told a jury how she heard a man call Sunshine Coast businessman Wayne Dover a "sleaze” before Mr Dover was punched by two men.

Matthew John Hill and brothers Wade Leigh Goldsworthy and Blake Nathan Goldsworthy are currently on trial at Brisbane Supreme Court after pleading not guilty to Mr Dover's manslaughter.

On November 29, 2013 Mr Dover went to a recently opened nightclub in Maroochydore where he was allegedly killed later that night.

Bianca Evangelista worked for Mr Dover and was at the nightclub that night, celebrating Mr Hill's birthday.

When giving evidence during the trial on Tuesday, Ms Evangelista said she, Mr Dover and the three accused men left the club at about the same time - just after 3am.

She told the court she was speaking to Mr Dover outside a kebab shop when Wade Goldsworthy called Mr Dover a "sleaze”.

Ms Evangelista, who was 20 years old at the time, said she and Mr Dover both said "What?” to each other and that she asked Wade Goldsworthy what he was talking about.

He said Mr Dover was touching girls' arses in the nightclub, Ms Evangelista told the court.

She said Mr Dover started walking away when Wade Goldsworthy yelled something and then Mr Dover started walking back towards him.

Ms Evangelista said she did not recall what happened next but that she then saw Mr Dover on the ground and the Goldsworthy men punching him.

Ms Evangelista told the court that Mr Hill was sitting on a chair and stood up but she pulled him back by his shirt, asking him not to get involved.

She also told the court she saw a security guard performing CPR on Mr Dover.

The trial continues.

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