MAFS' Olivia says she was 'blindsided' by the nude photo scandal
Married At First Sight fans were outraged during Wednesday night’s explosive dinner party when Olivia Frazer admitted that she had found a naked photo of Domenica Calarco online and circulated it amongst the cast.
While the 27-year-old teaching student insisted during the episode that there was no “malice or judgement” behind her actions, the show’s experts labelled her behaviour as “appalling”.
Speaking with Fitzy & Wippa following the intense episode, Olivia now says that she was “completely blindsided” by the situation and the fact that people were talking about it at the dinner party because she didn’t expect it to blow up.
“It was a drunken thing the night before we went to home stays,” she explained. “The photo popped up on my phone, I was with a group of people and I did the wrong thing. My judgement was very, very poor.”
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Olivia went on to detail her side of the story and her intentions behind sharing the photo, and revealed that she regrets doing it.
“I definitely didn't see what was wrong with it until recently because I just thought like, it's on the internet, it was advertised on several platforms, so I didn't think it was some salacious secret,” she said.
“I definitely didn't think that it was some sort of revenge or leverage that I had over Domenica. I literally just thought like, ‘Oh good on her making some extra cash, that's fantastic’.”
Fans launch online petition
The comments come shortly after MAFS viewers launched a petition calling on the eSafety Commissioner to take action against Olivia for sharing Domenica’s nude photo without her consent.
The change.org campaign, which was launched on Wednesday, has already become one of the top signed petitions on the website with over 25,000 signatures at the time of writing.
The petition claims that Olivia is guilty of ‘image based abuse', which the eSafety Commissioner defines as “when an intimate image or video is shared without the consent of the person pictured”.
However, it’s reported that Olivia obtained the photo from Domenica’s since-deleted Twitter account where she publicly promoted her OnlyFans profile, which means that there was no crime committed.
Married At First Sight airs at 7pm on Sunday and 7:30pm on Monday to Wednesday on Channel Nine and 9Now.
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