It's a whole day after Cliff made the announcement and still Tweets are streaming in strongly in anger towards the personality. Cliff has a tell-all book that will be released on Thursday. In it Cliff confirms what Marah Louw has stated in previous interviews, and in an autobiography that will be release early next year, that her drink was spiked.
In the Cliffhanger, Cliff says the following, "The vodka incident was one of the more memorable Marah moments."
"It's not common practice to have a drink on set, but that evening one of the crew brought a bottle of vodka for a pre-show celebratory drink. I passed Marah her drink and all was well until halfway through the show when she became a touch emotional, or maybe delirious. Needless to say, the press had a field day and I was the one Marah threw under the bus during a radio interview the next day."
Cliff does continue by saying that, "I don't hate Marah. That night I drove her home, made sure she got into her house safely and then went back to collect my car and drove home. Nobody tells that story. I loved her, she was like our mama on the show and she'd tell the most hysterical stories and she was great and then she spun out that one night and now it's everybody else's fault. I had no beef with her up to the very end, I was one of the people who still called her after the show ended."
But Twitter was still not having any of it:
Mara: "Gareth Cliff spiked my drink"— ukhanki (@TboozeSA) November 27, 2016
Ppl "she's an alcoholic anyway"
Rape victim: "he raped me"
Ppl "she was a Hoe anyway"
Men are Trash
Here is a picture of myself and Gareth Cliff ?? pic.twitter.com/lYUpHLhOUi— Portia Moemedi (@pookiportia) November 27, 2016