Leaked Vidieo Nadia Bartel releases Instagram statement after video allegedly shows
Bartel released a statement on Instagram on Friday afternoon, saying: “I have let you all down by my actions.”
“I take full responsibility and I am committed to taking all necessary steps to ensure I make better choices in future,” she wrote.
“To my family and friends, my business partners and the public health workers trying to keep us all safe, I am embarrassed and remorseful.
“I am truly and deeply sorry. I hope I can earn your forgiveness and, in time, your trust.” Making inquiries’ Victoria Police on Friday confirmed it was “making inquiries into the video”.
“Victoria Police is aware of a video currently on social media depicting a gathering of people and alleged illicit drug use,” a spokesperson said.
While it has not been confirmed when the video was taken, if it did occur on Thursday it would be in breach of the state’s restrictions on gatherings. Bartel is the owner of fashion brand Henne and co-owner of spray tan company Spray Aus.
She is also the ex-wife of former AFL player Jimmy Bartel whom she shares two children with.
The Victorian premier was asked about the video on Friday and said he was not aware of it, but urged all residents to continue following the lockdown rules.
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