"I think it's good when people can see it from your perspective and see what you had to go through. I'm not saying what I went through was 100 per cent Stacey's fault. I kissed someone else's husband, I did that. I admitted it.
Not surprisingly, Hayley isn't the only MAFS contestant who has a bone to pick with the single mother of two. Yesterday, Michael opened up about the cheating scandal that ruined his marriage with Stacey, admitting he's sided with Mikey and accepts that his wife did the dirty on him.
"She did it, mate. There's a full lie detector test," the party boy said during an interview with Nova's Fitzy and Wippa. "I can forgive someone that’s telling me the truth and I can have their back to the bitter end. But what I can't do is have is someone sit there and blatantly lie straight to my face."
During the chat, the dad also explained why he was strangely calm when confronted with news of his wife's affair, saying he needed to hear both sides of the story before forming his final opinion.
“Look when you’ve been confronted with a story like that, the first thing you have to do is make sure your story is in line. If there’s any gaps or holes, you’re a liar. So you see me quite clearly say 'Is there any text messages?'
"She said, 'No, no, no, there's no text messages'. Then the phone comes out full of text messages. I can help you in a sinking canoe but I can’t just keep shovelling buckets of water out for you, I’m sorry you’ve gone down on this one."
So what happened after the dinner party wrapped and the cameras stopped rolling? Michael told Nova 100’s Chrissie, Sam & Browny that he tried to chat with Stacey about these damaging allegations, however, she'd dug a hole too deep to claw her way out of.
"She continued to tell me it never happened. I said there was too much doubt for me to continue in this catastrophe so let’s just have a hug and I’ll see you later," he said. "But she said she didn't want to hug me... At the end of the day, I should be the one sort of stamping my feet and saying that I'm the victim."
Although Stacey maintains Mikey created this scandal in an attempt to grab headlines, he recently took a polygraph test. And according to Yahoo, he was officially cleared of lying by the highly trained operator, scoring far above the standard number for truthful answers.