Daniel Andrews reacts to footage of Nadia Bartel ‘snorting white powder’


Footage of Melbourne socialite Nadia Bartel appearing to snort white powder at a gathering was mentioned at Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’ daily coronavirus briefing on Friday.

When asked about the video, which was leaked online on Thursday but may have been recorded at an earlier date, Mr Andrews said he hadn’t seen it but stressed that all Victorians should follow the rules during lockdown.

He did not accuse Ms Bartel of breaking the rules herself, and the journalist who asked the question did not mention her by name, only referring to a ‘high-profile person appearing to breach Covid restrictions’.

Footage of Melbourne socialite Nadia Bartel appearing to snort white powder at a gathering was mentioned at Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’ daily coronavirus briefing on Friday 

‘I’m not sure which video you’re referring to,’ he said.

‘I would urge everybody to do their very best to follow the rules, all of the time. I know it’s tough, I know it’s difficult,’ he added.

‘Beyond that, I don’t tend to comment on footage that I haven’t seen.’

The three-second video of Bartel, 36, appearing to snort white powder at a gathering began circulating on Thursday night after it was accidently uploaded to Instagram by Bartel’s friend and business partner Ellie Pearson.

She appears to snort the powder off a $1.50 Kmart plate being held by a dark-haired woman, as a third woman displays a two-fingered hand gesture in the background.  

The three-second video of Bartel (left) appearing to snort white powder at a gathering began circulating on Thursday night after it was accidently uploaded to Instagram by Bartel's friend and business partner Ellie Pearson

The three-second video of Bartel (left) appearing to snort white powder at a gathering began circulating on Thursday night after it was accidently uploaded to Instagram by Bartel’s friend and business partner Ellie Pearson 

The clip begins with the fashion and beauty influencer appearing to lean over the plate with a rolled-up banknote in her left nostril as she presses her right nostril.

She then appears to snort the substance as one of the women watches on.

It is not suggested the powder was an illicit substance. Daily Mail Australia has contacted Bartel for comment.

Bartel appears to snort the powder off a $1.50 Kmart plate being held by a dark-haired woman, as a third woman displays a two-fingered hand gesture in the background. Mr Andrews said he hadn't seen the video but stressed that all Victorians should follow the rules during lockdown

Bartel appears to snort the powder off a $1.50 Kmart plate being held by a dark-haired woman, as a third woman displays a two-fingered hand gesture in the background. Mr Andrews said he hadn’t seen the video but stressed that all Victorians should follow the rules during lockdown

The clip begins with the fashion and beauty influencer appearing to lean over the plate with a rolled-up banknote in her left nostril as she presses her right nostril

She then appears to snort the substance as one of the women watches on

The clip begins with the fashion and beauty influencer appearing to lean over the plate with a rolled-up banknote in her left nostril as she presses her right nostril. She then appears to snort the substance as one of the women watches on

Private and public gatherings are not permitted in Melbourne, where Bartel lives, under Victoria’s statewide Covid restrictions.

However, Daily Mail Australia is not suggesting the video was recorded recently.

There is no timestamp on the footage and it could very well be months old. 

She is the ex-wife of retired AFL star Jimmy Bartel (right), a Brownlow Medallist who spent his career with the Geelong Cats. The couple split in 2019 after five years of marriage

She is the ex-wife of retired AFL star Jimmy Bartel (right), a Brownlow Medallist who spent his career with the Geelong Cats. The couple split in 2019 after five years of marriage

Jimmy spent Thursday and Friday with the former couple's two sons, Aston, five, and Henley, three

He posted several family updates on Instagram

Jimmy spent Thursday and Friday with the former couple’s two sons, Aston, five, and Henley, three, posting these updates on Instagram

Bartel had been pictured wearing the same outfit she had on in the video while picking up wine in Melbourne earlier on Thursday.

She was joined by Pearson, with whom she runs the Spray Aus fake tan company.

She donned a one-shoulder top from her fashion brand Henne, which she teamed with a pair of black skinny jeans.

Bartel had been pictured wearing the same outfit she had on in the video while picking up wine in Melbourne earlier on Thursday

Bartel had been pictured wearing the same outfit she had on in the video while picking up wine in Melbourne earlier on Thursday

She was joined by Pearson (right), with whom she runs the Spray Aus fake tan company

She donned a one-shoulder top from her fashion brand Henne, which she teamed with a pair of black skinny jeans

She donned a one-shoulder top from her fashion brand Henne, which she teamed with a pair of black skinny jeans

Bartel is a mother of two and entrepreneur who runs the fake-tan company Spray Aus and clothing label Henne. 

She is the ex-wife of retired AFL star Jimmy Bartel, a Brownlow Medallist who spent his career with the Geelong Cats.

The couple split in 2019 after five years of marriage.

She carried a box of wine from TarraWarra Estate

She carried a box of wine from TarraWarra Estate

Bartel is a mother of two and entrepreneur who runs the fake-tan company Spray Aus and clothing label Henne. She is believed to be single following her split from Jimmy Bartel in 2019

Bartel is a mother of two and entrepreneur who runs the fake-tan company Spray Aus and clothing label Henne. She is believed to be single following her split from Jimmy Bartel in 2019



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