Appearing emotional and flushed, Cassie Sainsbury reveals explosive new details of her alleged crimes from behind bars in Colombia.
A new preview from the ‘tell-all interview’ with 60 Minutes has shown Sainsbury defending herself for the first time, five months after she was arrested with 5.9 kilograms of cocaine in a Colombian airport.
‘Until people know completely what happened they shouldn’t be forming opinions,’ Sainsbury said.
The 22-year-old appeared to be teary eyed as she told journalist Liam Bartlett ‘people have had a lot of digs at me because I can’t defend myself’ to which he replied ‘this is your chance’.
Telling her side of the story, the South Australian woman was asked ‘who talked you into it’ where she responded that she was threatened and if she didn’t do the job, she was ‘going to lose [her] family’.
The preview suggested the five-month saga began in Adelaide, Sainsbury’s home town.
No questions appear to be off limits, with Mr Bartlett asking questions including ‘did Scott know about you working as a prostitute?’.
In an earlier preview shared by Channel 9, Sainsbury was asked ‘Whose idea was it? Whose idea was it to make a quick dollar out of carrying cocaine? How did you get here, who talked you into it?’.
The clips shows the Adelaide woman sitting down with Mr Bartlett in a cell at the El Buen Pastor women’s prison in Bogota.
Appearing emotional and flushed, Cassie Sainsbury (pictured) reveals explosive new details of her alleged crimes from behind bars in Colombia
A new preview from the ‘tell-all interview’ with 60 Minutes has shown Sainsbury defending herself for the first time
Sainsbury was arrested in April when narcotics police found 5.9 kilograms of cocaine in her luggage, hidden in headphone packets
During the first clip Mr Barlett’s questions were aired and Sainsbury’s answers were cut off, however a few of her answers were revealed in the second preview clip.
Sainsbury looks bashful as she shyly responds to him, dressed in a blue and white striped shirt teamed with a gold crucifix necklace.
According to a release from 60 Minutes, the interview will be ‘no holds barred’ and will address ‘every element of Sainsbury’s story’.
The 22-year-old was dubbed ‘Cocaine Cassie’ after narcotics police alleged they had found 5.9 kilograms of the drug in her luggage in April this year.
Her story so far has only been told in media snippets, with her parents painting a picture of the kind-hearted ‘girl next door’, former colleagues revealing her past as a sex worker, her fiance Scott Broadbridge sharing their relationship woes and her Uncle Neil damning her as guilty on national television.
‘Until people know completely what happened they shouldn’t be forming opinions,’ Sainsbury told 60 Minutes
Sainsbury was moments away from a sentence reduction to six years last month when she claimed she carried the drugs because her family had been threatened by an anonymous drug cartel, The Australian reported at the time.
The explosive claim, previously unheard by Colombian prosecutors, saw her bargain thrown out the window as they were at odds with her initial statement.
She now faces a maximum of 30 years behind bars, and her indictment hearing has been scheduled for September 26.
Sainsbury’s interview with 60 Minutes will air on September 24 at 8.30pm on Channel 9.