The Bachelor Australia’s Florence Moerenhout‘s has revealed her drink was spiked at a Melbourne nightclub, which resulted in her being hospitalised overnight.
She shared her experience on Instagram on September 18, explaining that she was believed to have been slipped Rohypnol on September 17.
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The “date rape” drug can cause slurred speech, feeling “very drunk”, dizziness, confusion, blackouts and memory loss, according to Healthline.
Florence warned Melbourne-based fans to stay safe while going out, suggesting there has been a recent increase in drink-spiking incidents in the city.
“Last night I went out for a couple of drinks and I only had three drinks with some friends and at about 10.30 pm,”Florence said on her Instagram Story. “I felt super unwell,”
She initially assumed that she “must have been drunk” and went home early, but continued to feel “sicker and sicker”.
“I kept falling and tripping over, I couldn’t stand or sit, I was spinning,” she said. Adding she ended up spending “the entire night in the hospital”.
Addressing whoever spiked her, Florence said: “I hope God will push your hairline back so far that no woman ever, ever wants to look at you again.”
Florence Moerenhout Slammed Trolls Who Claimed She Faked Being Spiked
After speaking out about the incident, Florence saw several comments from trolls who alleged she was lying about being spiked.
“It’s easier to claim your drink [was] spiked [than] come out as an alcoholic drug user,” one troll alleged.
Florence quickly hit back at the problematic comment, explaining she never takes trolling personally but believed the mindset was indicative of a larger issue.
“[These comments] always nicely reveal what’s wrong with the world my lorddd [sic],” she said. Before adding: “This is like saying ‘it’s easier to claim rape than admit you’re a sl*t’.”
If you or someone you know needs help, please contact BeyondBlue on 1300 224 636 or Lifeline on 13 11 14. If you or someone you know has been the victim of a sexual assault, please contact the Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence National Help Line on 1800 Respect (1800 737 732) or head to The Australian Human Rights Commission for a list of state-by-state resources.
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