Interestingly, Vanessa— who dated last year's MAFS contestant, Bronson Norrish— failed to mention these details when she exposed the cheating scandal to the press on February 17, telling New Idea that the affair took place in her hotel room while the entrepreneur's wife was spending time in Adelaide with her two children.
“Michael walked into our room. He was really drunk and so was Hayley," Vanessa began. "Hayley said, ‘my husband (David) doesn’t want to f--k me’. And I said, ‘mine doesn’t either’. [Michael] turned around and said, ‘I would f--k both of you’. They were fooling around on the bed and dry humping. Shoes were flying everywhere."
During our chat, Hayley weighed in on her co-stars exposing MAFS producers' dirty tactics along with Chris Nicholls and Poppy Jennings accusing the network of covering up unfathomable scandals. While we expected her to side with or defend her fellow contestants, Hayley stood by Nine, adamant they do everything they can to protect the cast.
"There is adequate help and guidance," said Hayley, who has long been open about seeing clinical psychologists to help better her mental health. "I do think there was ample help and that’s coming from someone who used to have to use professional help to get my mind better. It is not fair to blame Channel Nine, I am not up for that."
WHO reached out to Nine for comment, with the network providing a statement that reads as follows: “Nine takes its obligations in respect to the health and wellbeing of the participants of this program extremely seriously. All participants have access to the show psychologist during filming, during broadcast and once the program has ended.
"Nine has arranged an additional service for participants should they like or need further individual and confidential psychological support. This service gives participants access to psychologists who have been specifically engaged to support those involved in the program in relation to their experiences. This service is a dedicated helpline from which participants can also arrange face to face sessions and is an ongoing service available to them all after the series has ended.”
When asked why she thinks her co-stars have shown blatant disrespect by publicly bashing the network, Hayley has an inkling many of them are starting to panic with how they're being portrayed, leaving them no choice but to pass the blame along.
"I think a lot of people are watching it back and they are a little bit humiliated or embarrassed about what's happened," she insisted. "Production wasn't perfect and we weren't perfect but to put the onus back on them and say it's their fault is unfair."
The recovered drug addict also said her television husband has no right to blame the show for his abhorrent actions, insisting they didn't coherence or convince him to use her toothbrush to clean their dirty toilet, rather he did it on his own accord.
"They couldn't help David was an absolute turd and decided to film it on his production phone," the fuming reality TV sensation said of the now infamous scandal. "They didn't put him up to that, nor did they play with people's mental health."