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Sat Oct 25 11:29:34 SAST 2014

FHM model tweets about 'bribe', claims she made it up

Sapa | 23 May, 2012 08:04

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Another model landed herself in hot water, this time for bragging on Twitter about bribing a Johannesburg metro police officer.

The Cape Times reports FHM model Sabina Essa posted a message reading: "Just got out of a R2500 fine for going 140 in a 60 zone. R30! Bwahahahaha. I LOVE JMPD."

When another Twitter user asked whether she had offered the bribe, she responded with: "I didn't offer, dumb-ass. They asked what I had. Of course, I'm gonna take the offer".

Her comments caught the attention of Justice Project SA CEO Howard Dembovsky, who was horrified that someone could boast about a bribe, and that police officers had not arrested her for a serious offence.

According to the newspaper, he contacted Essa to reprimand her. She apparently told him she posted the tweet for "some attention" from her followers.

Dembovsky said she then panicked about the consequences the tweet would have for her and her planned career as an attorney.

After their discussion, she tweeted: "So sorry for my tweet. I fabricated the story to attract attention, we sometimes all do it and [I am] superembarassed".

Two models, Tshidi Thamana and Jessica Leandra dos Santos came under the fire a few weeks ago for their racial spat on the same social media site. They apologised.

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