Talk about bad timing.
Just 24 hours before Nadia Bartel was spattered by the tabloids for snorting a line of white powder at an illegal meeting during the Melbourne lockdown, Nine Property’s real estate website wrote. Domain published a glowing puff piece trumpeting her “strict moral code” and penchant for “breathwork.”
The article, which is still online, is interesting to read in retrospect, as Nadia has since been fined $5,452 for violating Covid health regulations.
She was not charged with drug offenses, however, as police were unable to determine exactly what she was snorting from that now infamous $1.50 Kmart sign.
Bad timing: Just 24 hours before Nadia Bartel was filmed snorting a line of white powder at an illegal gathering during the Melbourne lockdown, real estate website Domain released a glowing puff in which she shouted out her “strict moral code” and penchant for “breathwork.”
The Australian media diary dug up Domain’s puff on Monday, noting that the gushing copy and Nadia’s own quotes are “dripping with unintended irony.”
The journalist’s reference to Nadia’s “strict moral code” as a business owner and mother was labeled as someone who hadn’t lived to be particularly old.
“She is known for her strict moral code when it comes to business, she only works with brands she says she knows and trusts,” the journalist writes about Nadia.
Uncomfortable! The article, which is still online, is interesting to read in retrospect, as Nadia has since been fined $5,452 for violating Covid health regulations. However, she was not charged with drug offenses as the Victoria police were unable to determine exactly what she was sniffing from that now infamous $1.50 Kmart sign (pictured)
The influencer also boasted of her spiritual development, aided by “breathwork” – an ironic admission given that she was later filmed sucking white powder.
“Over the years I’ve been working a lot on my spiritual self…I went to a breathwork teacher and it was amazing,” Nadia said.
Her last quote from the piece was, “I’ve certainly changed a lot in recent years. I’m probably a completely different person – evolving and getting wiser.’
Nadia, 36, the ex-wife of AFL great Jimmy Bartel, was filmed sniffing a line of white powder from a $1.50 Kmart sign during an illegal rally in Melbourne on the evening of Thursday, September 2.
She was recorded by her friend and business partner Ellie Pearson, who intended to send the video to her sister, but accidentally posted it on Instagram.
The scathing footage was soon downloaded by one of Nadia’s “frenemies” – an enemy who falsely pretended to be a friend – who then distributed it to the media.
Private and public gatherings are not allowed in Melbourne, where Nadia lives, under Victoria’s Covid restrictions.
In the wake of the scandal, she was dropped by two major sponsors, vitamin brand JSHealth and ironic lingerie company Fine Lines.
The day after the video was leaked, she apologized for her actions.
Didn’t aged well: The Australian’s Media Diary dug up Domain’s puff on Monday, noting that the gushing copy and Nadia’s own quotes are “dripping with unintended irony.” Nadia is pictured here with her ex-husband, retired AFL star Jimmy Bartel
“Hello everyone, I’ve let you all down because of my actions. I take full responsibility and am committed to taking all necessary steps to ensure I make better choices in the future,” she wrote on Instagram on Friday, September 3.
“To my family and friends, my business associates and the health professionals who are trying to keep us all safe, I am ashamed and sorry.
“I am sincerely and deeply sorry. I hope I can earn your forgiveness and, in time, your trust.’
‘I let you all down because of my actions’: She apologized for her actions the day after the video leaked and posted this message on Instagram
Nadia and three other women were fined last Monday.
Each woman was fined $5,452 but a fifth woman was not charged because she “complained to work restrictions,” the Victoria Police said.
Victoria Police Chief Shane Patton confirmed three days later that Nadia would not be charged with drug charges because officers “couldn’t determine what the substance on the plate was.”
Big mistake: The white powder video was filmed and accidentally posted to Instagram by Nadia’s friend and business partner Ellie Pearson