Kaz Crossley wants “closure” after getting arrested in Abu Dhabi.
The ex ‘Love Island’ star wanted to speak her “own truth” about the situation that led to her arrest in the UAE, which came after a video from November 2020, which leaked online recently, showed her snorting a suspicious white substance at a party in Dubai.
The 28-year-old influencer said via an Instagram video: “Hi everyone. I wanted to do this video to speak my own truth and use my own voice about a situation that's happened to me.
“I feel like I owe it to my followers and I owe it to myself to get closure about this situation because it's been a good few years and I'm ready to move forward now.
“In 2020, I was in Dubai. I was filmed - it was me in the video, no one forced me to do that - it was a time of my life where I definitely didn't love myself at all, probably. And this is reflected in what I was doing to my body and who I surrounded myself with.”
Kaz was detained in Abu Dhabi while in transit for a flight to Thailand, and the star said she was travelling to the country to take up “an amazing job offer”.
She continued: “I had an amazing job offer. I was so excited for this job offer, guys, it was like my dream job and I was staying up all night researching and, yeah, I did not think about the transit in Abu Dhabi and that it would be an issue for me because, obviously, I wasn't thinking and ... yeah, everything happens for a reason.
“I was then detained in Abu Dhabi and kept in custody from Monday through to Friday, which is when they released me.
“I was very accepting of the situation and I was ready for whatever was going to happen to me because, at the end of the day, I take full accountability. I don't lie. I said that that was me in the video and explained the situation, it was a long time ago, etc.”
Kaz has been released without charge.