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MAFS Sam Ball takes out AVO against girlfriend – years after she escaped arranged marriage

MAFS’ Sam Ball takes out an AVO against his girlfriend of just three months – who escaped a five-year arranged marriage ordeal to her abusive cousin in Syria at 18

  • Married At First Sight star Sam Ball took out AVO against most recent girlfriend 
  • The 26-year-old took it out against Akila Ahmunett, over claims of abuse
  • Revealed her name is actually Nadia Tabbaa, who appeared on 60 Minutes
  • She claims her parents kidnapped her when she was 13 and took her to Syria 

Married At First Sight’s Sam Ball has taken out an Apprehended Violence Order against his girlfriend of just three months.

On Thursday, the 26-year-old reality television star took out the AVO against his former partner, Akila Ahmunett, who’s registered name is actually Nadia Tabbaa.

Ball called police after the 30-year-old allegedly confronted him inside is Alexandria home in Sydney on February 4.

Married At First Sight’s Sam Ball (pictured) has taken out an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) against his girlfriend of just five months

The 26-year-old reality television star took out the AVO against his former partner, Akila Ahmunett, who's registered name is actually Nadia Tabbaa (pictured)

The 26-year-old reality television star took out the AVO against his former partner, Akila Ahmunett, who’s registered name is actually Nadia Tabbaa (pictured)

Police were again called to the home at 2am on Friday where they arrested a 30-year-old woman.

‘The woman was taken to Newtown Police Station where she was charged with stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm, use carriage service to menace/harass/offend, and enter prescribed premises of any person without lawful excuse,’ the police statement read.

She was granted conditional bail and will appear at Newtown Local Court on March 4.  

Ball began dating 30-year-old Tabbaa in December after the show finished filming.  

The AVO comes just days after Woman’s Day revealed Ms Ahmunett’s name is actually Nadia Tabbaa, who appeared on 60 Minutes in 2014 claiming her parents kidnapped her when she was just 13.

Tabbaa told the program while she was beaten by her father and kidnapped while holidaying in Egypt in 2002.

The AVO comes just days after it was revealed her name was actually Nadia Tabbaa, who appeared on 60 Minutes in 2014 (pictured), claiming her parents kidnapped her when she was just 13

The AVO comes just days after it was revealed her name was actually Nadia Tabbaa, who appeared on 60 Minutes in 2014 (pictured), claiming her parents kidnapped her when she was just 13

Tabbaa told the program while she was holidaying in Egypt in 2002 she was beaten by her father and kidnapped (Tabbaa pictured at 13)

Tabbaa told the program while she was holidaying in Egypt in 2002 she was beaten by her father and kidnapped (Tabbaa pictured at 13)

She emotionally recalled how her brother used to beat her with a belt and a bettle cord, and always controlled where she was and who she was with.   

She said she was then taken to Syria to marry her older cousin before she escaped four years later in 2006.  

The young woman said she escaped on her 18th birthday with the help of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.  

Her parents, Mouhammad and Pamela Tabbaa took their daughter to court in 2017, claiming the program defamed them. 

After just a day’s deliberation, a Supreme Court jury found the claims made in the 60 Minutes program were substantially true. 

Since the story aired, Tabbaa has undergone surgery and now runs Akila Laser and Beauty in Darlinghurst. 

Ball called police after the 30-year-old allegedly confronted him inside is Alexandria home in Sydney on February 4 (pictured on the show with 'wife' Elizabeth Sobinoff)

Ball called police after the 30-year-old allegedly confronted him inside is Alexandria home in Sydney on February 4 (pictured on the show with ‘wife’ Elizabeth Sobinoff)

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