Gangland widow Roberta Williams flew into a blind rage after being arrested over the kidnapping and bashing of a man she had hired to produce a reality show featuring her family.
‘Why don’t you remember me Mark?’ she shouted at the officer.
‘You all killed my husband … Is that what you want to do to me, kill me too?’
Roberta Williams (centre) allegedly told a television producer she thought Carl Williams’ family was ‘scum’
Roberta Williams goes troppo inside a Melbourne police station interview room
Roberta Williams inside a Melbourne West interview room. She has pleaded not guilty to serious assault charges
Williams had been brought in for questioning at Melbourne West Police Station after television producer Ryan Naumenko told police she and her mates had kidnapped him at gun point, bashed and robbed him.
Fraud Squad Detective Senior Constable Cameron Burns had been interviewing one of Williams’ co-accused next door when he heard the commotion.
Such was the fracas he was forced to stop his interview and investigate.
When the detective peeked inside, he saw Williams had busted-up two chairs and had left a wet puddle on the carpet.
Footage of the outrageous incident was shown to a Melbourne court as part of a preliminary hearing into the alleged abduction of the television producer.
It shows an agitated Williams throwing a chair before tossing over a desk as a detective enters the room.
Police custody officers were forced to remove Williams and place her into a holding cell before detectives approached her again.
Senior Constable Burns told the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court an irate Williams continued to lecture police during another rant.
‘I’m not even sposed (sic) to be interviewed,’ she barked. ‘You guys know this. My solicitor has told you guys this.’
The 51-year old continued to talk over the top of detectives until they were forced to turn off the audio recorder and call in a doctor to assess her.
She was subsequently deemed unfit to be interviewed.
Williams continued to carry on a day later when she was brought before the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.
Class act: Roberta Williams carries out some renovation works to a Melbourne police station
A detective narrowly avoids having a desk flung on him by Roberta Williams after she flew off the handle upon being arrested last year
Roberta Williams prepares to do her best impersonation of wrestler Hulk Hogan and toss a chair
From the prison dock, she yelled at police prosecutors, claiming she had behaved that way because she had been tormented by detectives about her husband’s killing.
The magistrate, Robert Kumar, threatened to stop proceedings unless she was quiet.
Williams, who has lived her life in the shadow of dead crime lord Carl Williams, has pleaded not guilty to extortion, making threats to kill and unlawfully imprisoning Naumenko.
The sensational claims are contained among three statements the television producer made to police after he was allegedly bashed in a Collingwood warehouse last year.
Naumenko, who is a convicted crook and former jailbird himself, claims Williams expressed her contempt for Carl’s family the very first time he met her.
‘She mentioned that “so many people say they are related to us, they are just pathetic”,’ Nuamenko told police on July 11 last year.
Williams allegedly told Naumenko she and her daughter Dhakota – Carl’s daughter – had ‘nothing to do’ with his family.
‘She then continued on insulting Carl’s family, calling them scum,’ Naumenko said.
Carl Williams was bludgeoned to death in April 2010 by prison enforcer Matthew Johnson after reading in a newspaper that his cellmate was a police informer.
Carl had been serving 35 years for ordering the murders of three people and conspiracy to murder a fourth.
Johnson was convicted and sentenced in December 2011 to 32 years in jail.
Naumenko told police Williams had wanted to make a reality program about her life to change people’s perception about her.
‘We aren’t what people think, get to know us before you judge us,’ she told Naumenko. ‘We are honest hard working people.’
Television producer Ryan Naumenko claims Williams and her mates beat him up and threatened to kill him
Matthew Johnson creeps up behind Carl Williams as he reads a story in the newspaper that exposed him as a jailhouse rat. Johnson killed him seconds later
Carl WIlliams was buried in a gold casket in 2010. Roberta Williams allegedly told a television producer she now hates his family
Carl, Dhakota and Roberta Williams in happier times. Dhakota was to be a star in her mum’s reality television show
The producer said Williams was adamant she wanted her reality show to be something like ‘Mob Wives crossed with The Kardashians and that she wanted to expose the police corruption in Purana specifically’.
Williams wanted to heavily feature daughter Dhakota to ‘bring in a different audience than the people she knew’.
‘She wanted to show other people she wasn’t the violent and loud mouthed person she was portrayed to be in the Underbelly (tv series),’ Naumenko said.
Williams has faced a preliminary hearing at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court this week alongside co-accused John James Harrison, Jake Sexton and Hassam Al Zwainy and Daniel De Silva all appeared in court today via videolink.
Naumenko sensed he was in serious trouble the moment he stepped foot inside the Collingwood studio in July last year.
He claims De Silva was jubilant as he exclaimed: ‘Alright Ryan, you’re f**ked. It’s all over now.’
Naumenko claimed he was told Williams wanted money and he had failed to cough it up fast enough.
‘It’s too late now. You’re dead,’ he was allegedly told.
Naumenko claims he was bashed to within an inch of his life as Williams screeched: ‘Kill the c**t, he has no money, we have what we want, he has no use to us anymore.’
Annoyed with how the beating was progressing, Naumenko claimed Williams tried to take matters into her own hands.
Dhakota Williams was to feature heavily in a proposed ‘Mob Wives’ show being put together by her mum
Carl WIlliams, Dhakota, hitman Andrew ‘Benji’ Veniamin and Carl’s dad George Williams
Ryan Naumenko has provided a number of statements to police claiming to show the ins and outs of Roberta Williams’ efforts to produce a reality show
‘I’m going to kill him now, he is broke, we have no use for him,’ she allegedly said.
It was then that Naumenko claims Williams began strangling him with an electrical cord.
The court heard on Wednesday Williams demanded up to $20,000 from Naumenko and rights to the show or else.
‘If you don’t get me money tonight, I will go straight to the police and tell them that you raped Dhakota,’ Williams allegedly said.
Dhakota is the daughter of Roberta and murdered Melbourne gangster Carl Williams, who controlled the city’s drug scene before he was beaten to death in jail.
In documents tendered to the court, Williams allegedly claimed she had both police and journalists on her payroll.
‘I’ve got my straight haired friends, I’ve got police paid off and I’ve got media paid off no-one will doubt me,’ she allegedly said.
‘If you lag, you’re dead c**t. I’m the f**king godmother you f**kwit … we know what school your children go to, f**k up and you’re dead.’
Williams, who was defended by barrister John Desmond, strongly denied all of the allegations.
‘I’m putting to you your entire story is a fabrication … and that you are a man of no credit, you’re a dishonest person. You’ve been scheming and scamming people for most of your life and you continue to do so.’ Mr Desmond said.