Married At First Sight deny chasing fleeing bride before police car crash

13/02/2017
Producers behind Australia TV series 'Married At First Sight' have denied chasing bride Scarlett through Sydney with a camera crew at 3am in the morning, which led to her slamming into a police car.
 
Scarlett, known as the 'aspiring author' on the TV show, was allegedly chased for 20 minutes through Sydney by producers from the show, the chase only ending after she slammed into the police car she herself had called for help, Australia's Daily Telegraph revealed.
 
She initially filed a police report at the nearby station, reporting that she was “grabbed by the male producer, dragged inside a function centre and prevented from leaving.”
 
However, Australia's Channel Nine, who film the reality TV show, say the account of events differ.
 
"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," a Nine spokesperson said in a statement.
 
"The incident which caused her to leave had absolutely nothing to do with [her 'husband'] Michael,” they said, and added police attended the scene due to "a misunderstanding."
 
Bride Scarlett admitted in her statement to smashing a producer’s mobile phone after she discovered she “was being filmed in a distressing state," but later dropped the complaint and no charges were laid against the producer.
 
The incident, which took place January 30th, will reportedly take part in an upcoming episode.