Scarlett Moffatt has spoken out to defend herself after she was accused of blagging a freebie from an online store and then refusing to honour the request to wear it.
The former Gogglebox star was caught in a social media storm on Wednesday as MySuitcase Boutique went public with screenshots of her asking for a bespoke £150 skirt then appearing to block them when they asked why she hadn’t shared snaps to social media as agreed.
Speaking out on her Story, she wrote: “I’ve been super busy and intended to wear the MySuitcase Boutique but instead will be returning the skirt.”
“Also I get so busy and bombarded with admin if anyone needs to message me just DM me. I’ll start and sort my messages and not be so crap at admin,” she promised.
Scarlett then told her followers: “I don’t Google my name and knew none of this until today.
“Massive apologies to MySuitcase Boutique,” she added.
Scarlett then explained why her Twitter posts had been deleted following the furore.
“Side note haven’t used Twitter in 7 month apart from links to insta that’s why I deleted it nothing to do with this incident. Imagine lol!!” she said followed by a cry-laughing emoji.
Start-up retailer My Suitcase Boutique then took to their own social media to say they’d be accepting the former I’m A Celeb winner’s apology.
The statement read: “I have accepted Scarlett Moffatt’s apology and I believe it’s completely genuine, please can I ask that you stop trolling and the hate mail towards her, the post was never intended to cause any nastiness, purely to attempt to get a response from her.
“Now that we have spoke, we have agreed for the skirt to be sent back.”
Scarlett landed herself in hot water by requesting a freebie custom-made skirt worth £150 in return for promotion on her Instagram .
The store’s owner, Michaela Liu, claimed she sent the star the pink version of the bespoke skirt and it was delivered on June 21st, but Moffatt never wore it and didn’t respond to multiple messages.
Lui then said she realised she had been blocked by Scarlett after the Mail Online reported the story, which fuelled a snappy response from Moffatt that she then swiftly deleted.
“I didn’t want to read the messages because it was close to midnight and I wanted to be in the right frame of mind to reply,” said Lui about the situation.
“And then, when I looked on Tuesday morning, the messages were gone, so I messaged her asking why they were no longer visible. And that’s when I realised she’d blocked me.”