Martha Kalifatidis has hit back at the cast of Sunrise after they accused her of elbowing David Koch in the ribs at the Logies.
The 31-year-old reality TV star, along with her ‘husband’ Michael Brunelli, shared videos on both Instagram and YouTube on Monday addressing the controversy and David Koch and Samantha Armytage directly.
She captioned one of her clips at length: ‘I was excited about the Logies for weeks. That all came crashing down this morning when I woke up to see @kochie_online and @sam_armytage from the Sunrise morning show ridicule and bully me on national television.
‘Sam continued to make fun of me, a women in the industry that I’m meant to look up to. Sam, you have singlehandedly incited online hate towards me.
‘Just when I had built myself back up after the tumultuous time on MAFS, you brought it all crashing down. Kochie, you are a father, yet you felt it necessary to shame me on TV.
‘You felt it was OK to criticise me, call me short and turn what may have been accidental bump on the arm into something scandalous. You’re the bullies!’
In a YouTube video Martha further addressed host Sam, saying: ‘You don’t know me. I have never spoken to you. You think it’s okay to sit on the morning show make up this story that I elbowed what’s his name?’
She added: ‘She really went for me. I didn’t even speak to you the whole night!’
Martha also addressed Kochie, saying: ‘I was like dude, you’re like my dad’s age. My dad would never say something about some young girl’.
The reality star had copped the wrath of host Samantha Armytage on Monday morning, during the breakfast show’s coverage of the star-studded event on the Gold Coast.
According to Sam and her co-host David, the Kim Kardashian lookalike allegedly elbowed Kochie in the ribs as she desperately tried to get in front of the cameras while the stars posed on the red carpet.
‘I’ve still got bruises in the ribs from the Married At First Sight woman who elbowed me on the way through on the red carpet,’ Kochie alleged on Monday morning.
Shocked news reader Natalie Barr then asked, ‘The one with the dark hair, she was fierce.’
‘Someone is saying Martha in my ear. I could not pick her out of a line-up, but my god she got you in the ribs,’ Samantha exclaimed.
‘Do not get between Martha and the camera,’ sports reporter Mark Beretta quipped, prompting Sam to exclaim, ‘Especially when you’ve only got 15 minutes of fame!’