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Martha Kalifatidis’ ‘final say’ on Sunrise stars Samantha Armytage and David Koch over Logies ‘assault’

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The alleged Logie’s clash between Nine’s Married At First Sight star Martha Kalifatidis and Seven’s Sunrise team continues to roll on.

The Kim Kardashian lookalike has taken to her Instagram for what she claims is her “final say” on allegations made my David “Kochie” Koch and Mark Beretta that she bruised them when she elbowed them in the ribs at the 61st annual TV Week Logie Awards in the Gold Coast on Sunday evening.

“Today, Kochie refused to apologise for lying about the elbowing incident and he thinks that I don’t deserve an apology and he just thinks that because I was on a reality TV show, and I am reality TV star, that I don’t deserve to get an apology from him, perhaps I am beneath him,” she said.

“But I am a person and I have feelings.

“Sam [Armytage] and Koch have caused me so much stress and anxiety these past few days, I feel like it is just so unnecessary.

Martha asked, “Is it for ratings?”

“It’s at the expense of my wellbeing and it’s not fair.”

Samantha Armytage and David Koch
Samantha Armytage and David Koch on Sunrise (Credit: Seven) (Credit: Seven)

She continued: “[Sports reporter] Mark Beretta is claiming today that I also elbowed him and he has a bruise now.

“So now I have not one, but two high-profile media personalities, who I have never met, claiming that I physically assaulted them.

“I have been falsely accused of assaulting two grown men. They have continued to laugh at and mock me every morning on their show.”

She finished up her message by denying she elbowed either man and also said that she didn’t give newsreader Natalie Barr any “attitude”.

Martha and her boyfriend Michael
Martha and her boyfriend Michael who she met on Married At First Sight (Credit: You Tube) (Credit: You Tube)

Kochie’s co-host Sam, Natalie and Mark supported their colleague, leading Martha and her on-screen husband turned real life boyfriend Michael Brunelli to slam the Channel Seven veterans for “bullying”.

Daily Mail Australia spoke to Kochie outside the Sunrise studio at Sydney’s Martin Place on Wednesday, and the anchor didn’t mince his words.

“Maybe I put myself in a dangerous position between her and a photographer… And for that, I apologise.

“I’ve said all I need to say on Martha – we did on air,” he added, referencing Sam’s remark that she “couldn’t pick [Martha] out of a line-up”.

Kochie declined to show reporters the bruise on his chest which he said developed as a result of Martha’s elbowing.

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