Nadia Bartel will not be charged with drug offences after being filmed snorting a line of white powder at an illegal party in Melbourne last week.
Victoria Police confirmed on Thursday they were taking no further action.
It has also emerged that Nadia likely attended the gathering on the same day she finalised her divorce from ex-husband Jimmy Bartel, meaning the event was possibly a celebration.
The Bartels, once considered a glamour couple of the AFL, separated in 2019 after five years of marriage.
Scroll down for video
Nadia Bartel will not be charged with drug offences after being filmed snorting a line of white powder at an illegal party in Melbourne last week
The hosts of the Shameless podcast said in their latest episode that Nadia’s lockdown party appeared to coincide with the date of her divorce being finalised.
‘She’s just gone through a highly publicised divorce – it was finalised last week, I’m pretty sure on the day that this video was taken,’ journalist Michelle Andrews said.
It has also emerged that Nadia likely attended the gathering on the same day she finalised her divorce from ex-husband Jimmy Bartel (right), meaning the event was possibly a celebration
Jimmy had a smile on his face while out shopping in Melbourne on Wednesday, as his ex-wife’s white-powder scandal continues to make headlines
Nadia looked tired as she collected her children from Jimmy’s home on Tuesday
‘Four women have been issued with Penalty Infringement Notices following a gathering at a Richmond address in contravention of the Chief Health Officer’s restrictions,’ a Victoria Police spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia on Monday.
‘The incident occurred at a private address on Thursday, September 2, at 4pm.
‘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 issued with a Penalty Infringement Notice for failing to comply with requirements in relation to a private or public gathering.
‘The monetary penalty for each Penalty Infringement Notice is $5,452.
‘A fifth woman at the address was not charged as she was complying with CHO employment restrictions.’
It comes after the WAG, 36, and three other women were issued with Penalty Infringement Notices after attending the gathering at which Nadia was filmed snorting white powder
Ms Bartel was recorded snorting the powder off a $1.50 Kmart plate in a video mistakenly shared to Instagram by her friend and business partner Ellie Pearson
It comes after Bartel apologised for flouting Melbourne’s lockdown by hosting the illegal gathering at which she snorted a line of white powder.
She wrote on Instagram on Friday evening: ‘Hi everyone, I have let you all down by my actions. 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.’
Pearson had meant to send the video to her sister, but due to a cracked phone screen posted it on social media by accident and didn’t delete it until 10 minutes later
She was recorded snorting the powder off a $1.50 Kmart plate in a video mistakenly shared to Instagram by her friend and business partner Ellie Pearson.
Pearson had meant to send the video to her sister, but due to a cracked phone screen posted it on social media by accident and didn’t delete it until 10 minutes later.
But that was enough time for one of Nadia’s ‘frenemies’ – an enemy who falsely poses as a friend – to download it and send the damning footage to media outlets.
In the aftermath of the scandal, Nadia was dropped by one of her sponsors, vitamin brand JSHealth, for ‘not sharing the company’s values’.
She has also faced trolling on social media, partly for flouting the lockdown but also for snorting the powder off a cheap Kmart plate.
Private and public gatherings are not permitted in Melbourne, where Nadia lives, under Victoria’s Covid restrictions.
Premier Daniel Andrews had warned during his daily Covid-19 briefing on Sunday that Bartel would receive no special treatment.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews had warned during his daily Covid-19 briefing on Sunday that Bartel would receive no special treatment
He compared the gathering to the infamous illegal engagement party held in North Caulfield last month, where police issued more than $300,000 in fines to the guests.
‘My understanding that that matter would be treated no differently to the engagement party,’ he told reporters.
‘A number of people were doing the wrong thing.
‘It wasn’t a matter of breaching confidences and calling into question whether people tell us truth when they are contact tracing, and that is worth much more than any fine we might give out.
‘This video is no different to the engagement party as it’s out there in the public domain and it would be anticipated that every single person at that house will be getting a $5,542 fine.
‘These really are decisions for the Chief Commissioner, but I would be absolutely certain he would want the law applied equally, regardless of whether you used to be related to a footballer.’
Ms Bartel (right) has since apologised for flouting Melbourne’s lockdown. She is pictured here with Ellie Pearson, the longtime friend who accidently posted the white-powder video online
‘I have let you all down by my actions. I take full responsibility and I am committed to taking all necessary steps to ensure I make better choices in future,’ Nadia wrote on Instagram on Friday
He added it was ‘everybody’s business’ and had an absolute expectation that people should be treated equally.
‘Otherwise it wouldn’t be fair, would it?’ Mr Andrews said.
‘For those people at that engagement party who have all been issued, as I understand it, except for the kids, they have all been issued with a $5,542 fine.’
He also criticised Nadia’s father, Tony Coppolino, who was seen visiting his daughter at her home on Friday when Victoria recorded 208 coronavirus cases, the highest daily number in a year.
‘I also see on social media other people potentially visiting that house. No visits means no visits,’ Mr Andrews said.
Nadia 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.