Below Deck Star Malia White Accused of Cocaine Use

Malia White

Bravo A new Below Deck Mediterranean cast member was accused of drug use--and this time it was by a co-worker who was already fired.

A new Below Deck Mediterranean cast member was accused of drug use–and this time it was by a co-worker who was already fired. Pete Hunziker accused Malia White of using cocaine.

“Honestly, let’s talk about Malia’s cocaine use off the boat? How’s that any better?” he wrote, as screenshotted by a Below Deck fan account. “Hannah has a prescription, which she can handle from a licensed doctor and Malia chooses in her drug time to spend big money on dangerous shit sending it [straight] to her boson captain brain.”

Hunziker then slammed the show and the network. “I’m honestly loving watching this shit show unfold, and ashamed I ever put my name in the hat for this terrible network and awful people on both sides,” he said. “Hollyweirdos. F*** Bravo and Below Deck. This is not a yachting show by any means!”

Hunziker was dismissed from the Bravo series after he shared racially insensitive posts on social media and was edited out of Season 5 of the series. He’s remained relatively quiet, but spoke out after Monday’s dramatic episode, where Captain Sandy fired Chief Stew Hannah Ferrier after Boson Malia White texted pictures of Ferrier’s perception valium and legal CBD to the captain. Yawn dismissed Ferrier because she didn’t log her prescriptions–something that’s not allowed by maritime law.

White has defended her decision, saying it was her job to report Ferrier and that she could have lost her license if she didn’t–but not everyone is on board with the yachter. She specifically got called out by Hunziker, who accused her of using cocaine while partying off the boat.

White Denies Having a Cocaine Problem

White slammed Hunziker’s allegations, posting a message to her Instagram story on Wednesday. “Suddenly I have a cocaine problem I’ve never known about?” she wrote. “How convenient. #stayclassy.”

White seemed unbothered, sharing a video of herself enjoying the water. “Friends & family I’m doing just fine!” she wrote. “Thanks to everyone that’s been checking-in! I love you all. I’m currently working in Croatia spending my mornings like this! There is nothing a bit of salt water can’t solve!”

Hunziker Responds to Malia’s Defense

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Cheers to a crew day off! 🥂There have been a lot of questions as to why crew can drink onboard or have crazy nights out… and rightfully so! Some of us can put down a lot! 😝 so here is a little clarity for those actually interested in how yachting & maritime law work! There is a big difference between being ‘at sea’ (meaning open water not tied to the dock) and being on the dock’ (literally tied to the dock). If an emergency happens at the dock it requires a lot less effort to get to safety (dry land)- we can just get off the boat. Versus if an emergency takes place out at sea- depending on what it is… we as crew have to be ready at ALL times to fight a fire, rescue a man overboard, deploy life rafts, launch rescue tenders, administer aid, etc. because we may be a long way from help and be each other’s only chance for survival. Meaning when we are at sea- everyone must be sober. You’ll also notice whenever going ‘underway’ on a passage crew are not allowed to drink 24 hours before departure (much like pilots & air crew). When in port- when we go out drinking the engineer & mate (not shown) are left onboard to hold sober watches. So if there was an emergency there are always sober people to assist us make our way off the boat safely! Fun Facts: There are massive boats that have so many crew they can have ‘on duty’ and ‘off duty’ crew and you can have some drinks when ‘off duty’. But There are some boats that are ‘dry’ and don’t allow drinking at any times! And many have curfews or limits. No one can be under the influence while on duty but regulations change depending on size, crew, captains preference, etc. It’s all for crew safety & safety of everyone at sea! ❤️⚓️ Hope this helps! #belowdeck #belowdeckmed

A post shared by Malia White (@maliakpwhite) on Aug 10, 2020 at 3:45pm PDT

After White dismissed her former co-workers accusations, Hunziker fired back. “I wouldn’t say it’s a problem [Malia], but the only time I [heard] talk or banter about illegal drugs onboard the [boat], was out of your mouth. Crew mess secrets? Beach club confessionals?” he wrote on his Instagram Story.

He added in a second post: “There are two sides to every story, just remember when you point your finger at someone there are three more fingers pointing back at you and 1 up to the big man. Peace and love.”

Before Hunziker’s cocaine allegations, White shared a lengthy post where she talked about her decision to expose Ferrier. “If you want to hate me- hate me, but know the FACTS. Here’s the policy straight from the contract,” she wrote, sharing a picture of the rules. “I never said you CANT have medications – you just have to follow proper procedures that are in place to protect ALL crew members.”

“The Captain of the vessel has the right to know who might be taking what & when! They are operating a vessel at sea with everyone’s lives in their hands!” she continued. “You’ve already heard four crew members working on the same boat come forward about their struggles & need for medication- it is ESSENTIAL that as a crew we are responsible in how we go about medicating.”

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