MAFS star Scarlett claims producer assaulted her
CHANNEL Nine has denied claims made by Married At First Sight star Scarlett Cooper that she was chased by a camera crew through the streets of Sydney at 3am, and was held against her will and assaulted by one of the producers.
Thirty-year-old Cooper, who appears as a contestant on the reality show, was allegedly chased for 30 minutes through the inner-west suburb of Lilyfield, the chase only ending after she slammed into the police car she herself had called for help, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Scarlett then filed a police report at nearby Glebe Police Station which read she was "grabbed by the male producer, dragged inside a function centre and prevented from leaving."
Accounts of what exactly went happened during the filming of the show's reunion differ.
In a statement given to news.com.au, a Nine spokesperson said "An incident which upset Scarlett on set caused her to leave filming; as a duty of care a producer followed her offset to ensure her safety."
The statement from Nine also said the police attending the scene was due to "a misunderstanding."
Scarlett is currently married to Michael on the dating show and despite the pair struggling to connect, the spokesperson for Ninet old news.com.au the incident in question had nothing to do with Scarlett's husband.
"The incident which caused her to leave had absolutely nothing to do with Michael," they said.
"Another contestant said something to Scarlett which caused her to leave."
Cooper admitted in her statement to smashing a producer's mobile phone after she discovered she "was being filmed in a distressing state.".
Her statement also revealed her show descriptor as "an aspiring writer" was also fabricated.
Cooper also showed police "bruise marks" which later turned out to be make-up smudges.
Cooper later dropped the complaint and no charges were laid against the producer.
The incident, which took place on January 30, will reportedly be part of an upcoming episode.