“That has severe ramifications.”
Mr Bainbridge was chief government of Lark Distilling, a $270 million maker of whisky and gin, till final week, when he resigned forward of his story being revealed within the media.
Following the corporate’s official discover of his resignation The Australian revealed a video of Mr Bainbridge smoking crystal methamphetamine with a glass pipe.
He additionally informed his story to The Age and Herald by way of an interview that was organized by Ms Carey, a public relations guide, based on an individual concerned.
Within the interview, Mr Bainbridge portrayed himself because the sufferer of a rip-off who fell asleep, or misplaced consciousness, after assembly a girl in a bar.
“The remaining is a jumble,” the article stated. “He confirms it’s him within the video however says he isn’t an ice person and doesn’t understand how he got here to have the drug or what else he was given.
“The subsequent morning, when Bainbridge awoke to find the 2 unusual males, he quickly realised it was a shakedown. They performed him the footage. They threatened to show him. They demanded cash.”
A particular mild shade, mirror and different identical-looking options seem in movies and in advertising and marketing images of a Center Park home the Information Corp papers reported Mr Bainbridge purchased in 2020, 5 years after the video was purportedly shot.
Former Bellamys chief government Laura McBain was appointed appearing chief government of Lark after Mr Bainbridge’s resignation.
On Monday, the corporate stated it was contemplating the response to Mr Bainbridge’s allegations.
“The Lark Distilling Co. Restricted board is assessing the brand new info and can decide if additional motion by the corporate is required,” it stated. “The board will not be ready to make touch upon the main points round this matter presently.”
Mr Bainbridge was listed within the firm’s final annual report because the proprietor of three.5 million shares, which might be price $12.8 million right now.