An Auckland real estate agent told investigators she feared a fellow agent would lay poison to kill her or rig a bomb to blow up her car.

But the agent at the centre of the allegations vehemently denies the woman's "ludicrous" claims.

Instead, he accuses her of making a vindictive, fabricated complaint against him to destroy his reputation and career, wrongly alleging he committed sexual assault and false imprisonment.

"If it's true I'd be in jail," former Māngere Bridge Realty agent Gary Stone told the Herald.


Stone, 65, a justice of the peace and former police officer, has just won