Nadia Bartel, three others fined for violating restrictions
Melbourne influencer Nadia Bartel and three other women have been fined $ 5,452 each for violating COVID-19 rules after a video shared on social media appeared to show them snorting white powder at an illegal gathering.
The images, which were accidentally posted to her business partner Ellie Pearson’s Instagram story, show Ms. Bartel inhaling a line of dust from a plate while surrounded by a group of friends.
Victoria’s COVID-19 rules restrict any social gathering inside or outside the home.
Victoria police confirmed Monday that four women, a 36-year-old Windsor woman, a 32-year-old Richmond woman, a 33-year-old Pascoe Vale woman and a 35-year-old Strathmore woman, had been fined $ 5,452. each. to meet at a Richmond address on Thursday at approximately 4pm.
“A fifth woman at the address was not charged because she was complying with CHO employment restrictions,” said a Victoria police spokeswoman.
“Investigations into possible drug-related crimes are ongoing.”
In a social media post last week, Bartel, who has been removed as a brand ambassador for the company JS Health Vitamins, said she was “sincerely and deeply sorry”, “ashamed and sorry.”
“I have let you all down with my actions,” he wrote on Instagram.