MAFS' Martha Kalifatidis Hits Back At Sunrise Panel

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"You're the bullies!"

Married At First Sight contestant Martha Kalifatidis has hit back at Channel 7's Sunrise panel following an alleged 'elbowing' incident at the Logies.

The hosts, David 'Kochie' Koch and Samantha Armytage, previously accused Martha of "elbowing" Kochie in the ribs while at the event.

Since then, Martha has hit back with an Instagram video as well as numerous Instagram Stories with boyfriend Michael - formerly her on-screen husband - calling the hosts "bullies".

"I was excited about the Logies for weeks, I got my outfit, my accessories, my dress ready," she began.

"We left the night on a high, what an amazing experience it was to be invited to walk the red carpet at the Logies. That all came crashing down this morning when I woke up to see @kochie_online and @sam_armytage from the Sunrise morning show ridicule and bully me on national television."

"Sam continued to make fun of me, a women in the industry that I’m meant to look up to. Sam, you have single handedly incited online hate towards me. Just when I had built myself back up after the tumultuous time on MAFS, you brought it all crashing down," she continued.

"Kochi [sic], you are a father, yet you felt it necessary to shame me on tv. You felt it was OK to criticise me, call me short and turn what may have been accidental bump on the arm into something scandalous. You’re the bullies!"

“I’ve still got bruises in the ribs from the Married At First Sight woman who elbowed me on the way through,” Kochie originally said in his post-Logies coverage. 

“...  my god, she got you in the ribs,” Samantha Armytage added.

Image: Instagram / Martha Kalifatidis

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