The former Victoria Police Commissioner has labeled Nadia Bartel an ‘idiot’ after images surfaced of her snorting white powder at an illegal meeting in Melbourne.
Kel Glare – who held the role from 1987 to 1992 – denounced the actions of the ex-AFL WAG against the Sunday Herald Sun, more than a week after Nadia’s friend and business partner Ellie Pearson accidentally uploaded the video to Instagram on Sept.
“Not many people are stupid enough to be filmed doing an illegal act,” said Mr Glare. “You must be an idiot to do that.”
Unimpressed: Former Victoria Police Commissioner Kel Glare (left) has called ex-AFL WAG Nadia Bartel (right) an ‘idiot’ after video surfaced of her sniffing white powder at an illegal meeting in Melbourne on Sept.
Nadia, 36, and three other women were fined $5,452 for attending the illegal gathering during the lockdown.
Current Victoria Police Chief Shane Patton confirmed they were not taking any further action as officers “couldn’t determine what the substance on the record was.”
In his interview, Mr Glare called on police to reopen their investigation into the creator of Henne, arguing that it could set a ‘bad example’ about drug use.
Shock footage: The video shows Nadia sniffing the powder off a $1.50 Kmart record being held by a dark-haired woman, while a third woman shows a two-finger hand gesture in the background
It comes after Nadia was criticized for issuing a ‘ruthless’ apology after footage emerged of her breaking Melbourne’s lockdown and snorting the white powder at a party on the evening of Thursday, September 2.
Victorians living under lockdown are not allowed to hold private gatherings.
The video was accidentally uploaded to Instagram by her friend Ellie Pearson and was published about 10 minutes before being taken down.
Nadia wrote a statement on Instagram after the embarrassing video was leaked, but some fans apologized and condemned her for turning off comments on her post.
Entertainment reporter Peter Ford tweeted: “Probably wisely, Nadia doesn’t want audience comments turned off…
‘I can’t believe EVERY company will keep her as an influencer! Choices have consequences. Committing a crime pushed it in the face of anyone following the lockdown rules,” one person noted.
Apologies: The former WAG wrote a statement on Instagram last Friday after the embarrassing video was leaked
In Nadia’s brief apology, she vowed to “make better choices” and admitted she was humiliated about the incident.
“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 in an Instagram post.
“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.’
Nadia is also facing calls to ditch the famous last name of her AFL star ex-husband Jimmy, with critics saying she should go back to her maiden name Coppolino.
‘Bartel name ruined!’ Critics are also calling for Nadia to go back to her maiden name Coppolino after bringing her ex-husband Jimmy’s last name “disgrace” amid her sniffing scandal. In the picture with Jimmy in 2017
The fashion designer has continued to use the surname of former Geelong Cats star and Brownlow medalist Jimmy since the AFL couple’s split in August 2019.
“Looks like now is finally a good time for Nadia Bartel to stop using her ex-husband’s last name and go back to her own name. Of course no one will know who she is, but maybe that’s for the best after today,” one user tweeted on Friday.
“Bartel’s last name is ruined,” one added, while another agreed, “Draging the Bartel name through the mud again.”
Following the incident, a Victoria Police spokesman told the Daily Mail Australia on Monday: “Four women have been fined after meeting at an address in Richmond, in violation of the Chief Health Officer’s restrictions.
“The incident took place at a private address on Thursday, September 2, at 4 p.m.
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 been ticketed for non-compliance. with requirements related to a private or public meeting.
The fine for any notice of violation is $5,452. A fifth woman at the address was not charged for adhering to CHO labor restrictions.’
Fine: Nadia was fined $5452 for attending the illegal party on September 2