A heavily intoxicated woman filmed fighting with racegoers at the Melbourne Cup claims she was drugged.
The woman gained international notoriety after two separate videos emerged online showing her stumbling in a short blue dress and high heels and allegedly throwing drunken punches before falling over and being held down until security arrived.
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The person who posted one of the videos wrote in an accompanying explanation that "this girl was hitting anyone that walked near her including a young girl right next to me".
ninemsn tracked down the intoxicated woman's YouTube account, which she used to post comments defending her actions.
"I'm ashamed. And was drugged!!" she said in the comments section of one of the videos that emerged online.
"This is out of character and at this point, it's a police matter. Thank you for all the comments. Articulate people when your (sic) sober abusing someone you have no clue what happened ... Nothing is ever as it seems."
In another post, she wrote: "Give me a break. Totally unfair!'
"You know nothing . Bunch of trolls!" she said in yet another post.
The footage of the woman's antics quickly gained traction on social media and coverage on Britain's Daily Mail website, which had previously splashed photos of Melbourne Cup punters rolling around the paddocks after the big race, pole dancing on a lawn umbrella and passed out among rubbish, under the headline: "And you thought Ascot was going to the dogs! Things get a little messy at Aussies' big day out at the Melbourne Cup''.
The woman did not respond to ninemsn's request for comment.
A Victoria Police spokeswoman said she was not aware of any charges in relation to the incident but would investigate further.
Yesterday police could not comment on the woman specifically but said they arrested four people for drunkenness, 78 people were evicted from the race, and of those 42 were intoxicated, 29 were smuggling alcohol and seven had behaviour issues.
Sources: Victoria Police, YouTube
Author: Erin Tennant, Approving editor: Fiona Willan