Geoff Bainbridge: Businessman quits Lark Distillery after glass pipe video emerges, denies using ice

Multi-millionaire Grill’d co-founder quits as the CEO of a major alcohol company after video surfaces of him shirtless and lighting up a glass pipe – as he claims he’s the victim of an extortion attempt

  • Geoff Bainbridge has resigned as the CEO of alcohol business Lark Distilling 
  • Bainbridge claims he is the victim of extortion attempt as glass pipe video leaks 
  • Lark said Bainbridge, 50, had quit in order to ‘manage a personal matter’ 
  • Bainbridge was co-founder of popular Aussie burger giant Grill’d 

A high-profile businessman has resigned as the CEO of alcohol business Lark Distilling after a video was published appearing to show him smoking from a glass pipe. 

Geoff Bainbridge, 50 – the co-founder of burger giant Grill’d – left his post at the whiskey distillery business ‘effective immediately to enable him to manage a personal matter’, a statement said on Wednesday. 

The Australian newspaper today published video of Bainbridge appearing to light up the pipe.   

Bainbridge told Nine newspapers that he believed he was the victim of an extortion attempt. 

Video has surfaced of Bainbridge appearing to light up a glass pipe

Aussie businessman Geoff Bainbridge has quit his CEO post at alcohol distillery Lark as video emerged of him holding a glass pipe 

‘Ultimately, I put myself in a situation I shouldn’t have been in,’ he was quoted saying. 

‘I’m a victim of extortion but that wouldn’t have occurred without my poor judgment. I am deeply remorseful for my own actions.’ 

Bainbridge told Nine he was not a user of the drug ice.  

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