GABLE Tostee says he didn't check on Warriena Wright when she disappeared from his 14th-floor balcony because he didn't want it to look like he'd pushed her.
In an interview with Australian current affairs show 60 Minutes, the 30-year-old is questioned why he didn't check to see if she was OK.
"Instinctively I knew that if I ran out there and somebody saw me looking over the edge and she had actually fallen all the way, it would look like, you know, i-it would not look good.
"It would look like I had forced her over or something."
Journalist Liam Bartlett conducted the interview, also asking Tostee why he threw the Kiwi woman out on his balcony.
"Gable, regardless, you had control of her," he said.
"You're six foot three, she was five foot four. How far is it between the front door and the balcony door."
Tostee cuts him off, saying: "It was a lot, lot closer to the balcony door and it was wide open and it was the logical option at the time."