Nadia Bartel And Her Pals Have Been Fined More Than $21,000 For That Snorting Incident
Victoria Police have issued a $5,452 fine to Melbourne influencer Nadia Bartel for the scandal that has rocked her career.
The 36-year-old socialite and former WAG was caught snorting a line of white powder in a video that was accidentally posted to social media.
But the authorities didn't just stop at Bartel.
A statement from Victoria Police said: "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 have all be issued with a penalty infringement notice for failing to comply with requirements in relation to a private or public gathering."
That means the influencer and her three pals have collectively been fined more than $21,000.
A fourth friend was present at the property however she wasn't fined because authorities determined she was 'complying with CHO employment restrictions'.
Victoria Police hasn't ruled out investigating the group further over 'possible drug offences'.
It comes after Bartel was dropped as brand ambassadors for two companies who don't want to be aligned with possible wrongdoing.
The first label to boot the Melbourne influencer was JSHealth Vitamins, who said the actions in the video don't align with their values.
"We, like many of you, are shocked and disappointed by the recent actions of an individual who has endorsed our products," the company said in a statement.
"JSHealth fundamentally supports all public health orders in place to keep us safe in this hugely difficult time for so many.
"We do not tolerate illicit behaviour.
"Please know we have taken immediate action and will no longer be working with this individual - or anyone who does not align with our values."
The next brand to cut ties with Bartel was beauty company Hairhouse Australia.
A spokesperson for the company told So Dramatic! Podcast: "As a result of Nadia's actions, we have removed all affiliation with Nadia as an ambassador for Hairhouse."
In an attempt to own the scandal, Bartel issued an apology to her hundreds of thousands of followers and said she wants to do better.
The 36-year-old postedd on her Instagram account saying: "I take full responsibility and I am committed to taking all necessary steps to ensure I make better choices in future.
"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."
Featured Image Credit: Nadia Bartel/Instagram