"I'd like to start by saying a big thank you to Aesha [Scott] and express the love I have for her," Margot wrote on Instagram following the release of the episode.
"The way she recognised the vulnerability of the situation I was in and her courageous intervention on my behalf was both heroic and so admirable."
"I thank the universe for her every day, as well as the producers who quickly stepped in."
"I want to give a HUGE thank you to Jason too," she continued. "For his immediate response to the situation, leaving no room for any BS."
"There are unfortunately a lot of captains who would choose to sweep something like this under the rug, I am grateful that Jason is not one of them. Thank you for repeatedly making me feel safe and supported."
"Thank you Tzarina for helping me when I felt so low and vulnerable, it is true, 'Women should be able to black out drunk if they want to. We should be able to stand in a room naked and not have anyone do anything to us.' It was truly eye-opening for me, and I'm sure it hit home for countless women who have also felt shame and somehow to blame for their own experiences."
Margot went on to thank fellow cast member Harry Van Vliet and fans of the show, before revealing why she believes the episode was so important to air.
"I understand that this episode was deeply triggering and incredibly difficult for many to watch. However, I believe it was vital to show because this issue is all too real and far too frequent."
"Perpetrators often escape accountability, and this is not ok. I was lucky to have Aesha and the producers intervene, but I'm all too aware that any women have not and will not be so fortunate and it makes me feel sick to my stomach."
In the episode, audiences watched Laura Bileskalne minimize the severity of Luke's actions, and Margot revealed that had she woken up to a boat full of people "who had the same feelings as Laura" she would have continued to think the events were her fault.
"I would have continued to think it was my fault, that I deserved it, and what happened was okay. There would have been no consequences, no accountability and the same thing or worse could have happened again and again to someone else."
Margot hasn't been the only crew member to respond to the episode, with Captain Jason also making a statement.
"I've had a flood of messages over the last 24 hours from people in similar situations, some not so lucky [with] the outcome, so my heart goes out to them," he said in a video posted to his Instagram.
"I'd like to thank the production team for breaking the fourth wall and stepping in, then re-forming and allowing Aesha to come to me in an authentic manner, and then us dealing with it as we would as captain and crew."
Fans have praised the actions of the crew, cast and production for how quickly and efficiently they responded to the situation.
"As soon as Aesha brought it to my attention I addressed it straight away, so it's real," Captain Jason said, before reminding audiences the footage they were watching was filmed over a year ago.
"Look, this happened over a year ago and again I'll stress that the people involved are all hopefully on a better journey to better themselves," he said.
"Less hate please, more love. But let's send it home and know that this is not acceptable."
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