EXCLUSIVE: Nadia Bartel bags a $50,000 ‘golden handshake’ to walk away from vitamin company JS Health after her contract was nixed over white-powder scandal
- Bartel was paid $50k to walk away from JS Health after white-powder scandal
- The trendy vitamin company, founded by businesswoman Jessica Sepel, slashed the WAG’s contract and dropped her as a spokeswoman
- Bartel is quietly rebuilding her brand after she was filmed snorting powder at an illegal party during Melbourne’s lockdown
It may have cost her several brand deals, her pride and some reputation points, but Nadia Bartel still managed to pocket some cash in the wake of her white-powder scandal with one major brand handing her a $50,000 ‘golden handshake’.
A source within the lucrative ‘wellness’ industry claims Bartel, 36, was quietly given the five-figure settlement by vitamin brand JSHealth in exchange for dropping any affiliation with the brand after her scandal.
Bartel had served as a spruiker for the company which – under her original contract – had agreed to pay the former WAG and lifestyle influencer a total of $250,000 for a long-term social media campaign.
Cashing out! Nadia Bartel allegedly walked away with $50,000 from JS Vitamins after being dropped by the brand following her white-powder scandal
However that sum was significantly reduced after she was busted attending an illegal party during Melbourne’s lockdown, with JSHealth – founded by Aussie Jessica Sepel – said to have dropped Bartel, albeit with a parting bonus.
Ironically, the multimillion-dollar wellness company is known for its different kinds of (legal) white powders – namely its ‘Inner Beauty Powder’, designed to promote glowing skin, as well as collagen for hair and nail growth.
Ms Sepel, from Sydney, declined to comment on the parting fee when contacted by Daily Mail Australia.
Big bucks: Bartel’s deal with the vitamin brand was originally said to be worth $250,000
Bartel also declined to comment when contacted this week.
It comes after damning footage showed the former WAG attending an illegal gathering in Melbourne during the Covid lockdown on September 2.
Bartel and three other women were each fined $5,452 after footage from the party was accidentally posted on Instagram by her friend and business partner Ellie Pearson.
Caught on camera: Damning footage showed the former WAG attending an illegal gathering in Melbourne during the Covid lockdown on September 2
But the most humiliating part of the scandal was seeing Nadia, once known for her impeccably clean-cut image, snorting a line of white powder off a $1.50 Kmart plate.
While she wasn’t charged with drug offences because police couldn’t prove what she was snorting, the video nonetheless caused irreparable damage to her brand and she was dropped by major sponsors.
Bartel, meanwhile, is busy trying to rebuild her image and is reportedly preparing to continue her fashion label Henne as well as a series of new lifestyle partnerships.
Ready for a comeback? Bartel, meanwhile, is busy trying to rebuild her image and is reportedly preparing to continue her fashion label Henne as well as a series of new lifestyle partnerships