REALITY TV star Tziporah Malkah has slammed the editing of her interview with A Current Affair, which appeared on Channel 9 on Tuesday night.
Following the frank interview, the former model once known as Kate Fischer revealed the graphic details of her recent violent attack on her now ex-boyfriend while under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs.
But the 44-year-old said she was “disappointed” by what went to air — saying the segment made her look like “the sole perpetrator of what happened”.
“The REAL story could have helped many ppl suffering from DV [domestic violence],” she wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of ACA host Tracy Grimshaw.
“Instead they were cheap & went for the “Tziporah is cray cray” angle.
“They can shove any Logies they get up their a**es.”
In a statement to news.com.au, a spokesperson for Channel Nine rejected her claim, saying the interview was fair and balanced.
“We absolutely reject the assertion that we manipulated the interview to make Tziporah look ‘cray cray’,” the statement read.
“The fact of the matter is Tziporah just pleaded guilty to charges of domestic violence, for her to then wish to make a pitch for victims of domestic violence to come forward would have seemed disingenuous and hollow.
“We believe the interview was fair and balanced and provided Tziporah the opportunity to discuss the circumstances around her recent court appearance in Adelaide.”
Malkah’s frank interview — in which she admitted to hitting “rock bottom” after attacking her boyfriend, said she had “way too much” when she was Mr Packer’s fiancee in her early 20s.
“I did have the world at my feet. I did. I had everything going for me. It was unfair,” she said.
“I was young and pretty and I was engaged to the son of the richest man in the country.
“I had way too much going for me. Of course everybody hated me.”
Malkah said the attack had occurred while she was drinking gin, taking antidepressants and the sleeping pill Stilnox, and smoking cannabis.
The revelations come after Malkah pleaded guilty to assaulting her former partner Guy Vasey and three police officers.
Earlier this month, a South Australian court fined her $1200, but Malkah escaped a criminal conviction on four charges of assault, one of resisting police and one of disorderly behaviour.
Malkah said she and Mr Vasey, who first met as teenagers, had reconnected on Facebook and in the beginning it was “magic”.
Then it unravelled when she went to spend time with him in the Port Adelaide area of South Australia.
“I bit him on the arm, and I fled to my room and he released me,” she told ACA. “I scratched him on the face.”
Malkah said Mr Vasey called police who had “already been to the house for other issues, but similar — my property, destruction of property, and things like that”.
Malkah said after fighting with Mr Vasey, she decided to go and buy some alcohol.
“So I went to the bottle shop,” she said. “I bought some gin and tonic.
“Alcohol with antidepressants. Unwise, of course, to mix Valium.”
Malkah was also taking Stilnox, the drug that caused swimmer Grant Hackett addiction problems, and Mr Vasey had “told me that … he had some pot for me”.
She demanded it from him, saying “You have pot. I can smell it. Where’s the pot? You have pot.
“He goes, ‘I don’t have any’.”
Malkah said she poured a bottle of milk over Mr Vasey and “then just, cat-scratched him on the face.
“It was a perfect storm [and then] ‘What have I done?’ I just was like, very, very sorry. Yeah, I was very, very ashamed.
“I have hit rock bottom.”
Malkah said she understood that when she “had it all” with James Packer, that when it fell apart people enjoyed watching “the car crash”.
“I just think it was that I’d won too much lottery,” she said.
“Obviously, the billionaire’s son and I … the relationship between us didn’t work out.
“People have schadenfreude. I mean, I understand people who have it too good go down. “They enjoy when other people [crash].
“I understand that. People … It’s human nature. and now she’s that — she used to be this, ha, let’s look at the downfall. That’s very human.
“The thing with James happened, pressure from work. That … and I just refused to marry a credit card. So that was the end of it. and I was heartbroken.
“I was in love with him. I was very smitten with him.
“To get over it, it took me about eight years.
“I fantasised for years about us getting back together.”
Malkah said that despite her famously falling out with her mother, NSW Government Minister Pru Goward, they had recently met up.
“We did have a very, very nice right before Christmas,” she said. “My stepfather was overjoyed and that was good.”
Asked if she still had a problem with alcohol, Malkah, said, “I don’t currently have a problem because I don’t drink it.”
News.com.au has contacted Channel 9 for comment.