Nadia Bartel ’embarrassed’ after video emerges of alleged illicit drug use

Influencer Nadia Bartel says she is "embarrassed and remorseful" after the release of a video allegedly depicting an illegal gathering and illicit drug use, which has been circulating on social media.

Police this afternoon announced they were investigating "a video currently on social media depicting a gathering of people and alleged illicit drug use".

"Victoria Police is making enquiries into the video," a spokesperson said.

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DHHS has also confirmed it is "liaising with Victoria Police in relation to the alleged incident".

The official statements come after a video of the well-known Melbourne model and business owner gathering in a bathroom with at least two other women was shared to Instagram.

In the video she can be seen snorting what appears to be white powder from a plate.

It is alleged Bartel was illegally gathering with the women during Melbourne's lockdown, in which home visits are banned.

The video has since been deleted by the woman who shared it.

This evening Bartel posted a message on her Instagram account.

"Hi everyone, I have let you all down by my actions," she wrote.

"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."

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