Below Deck Med: Hannah Blasts Malia For ‘Arranging’ Drug Bust

Hannah Ferrier

Bravo Chief Stew Hannah Ferrier accused Malia White of "arranging" her Valium prescription and CBD after the boson texted pictures of drugs to Captain Sandy Yawn.

While Below Deck Mediterranean star Malia White was quiet during Monday’s episode of the Bravo reality TV show, Chief Stew Hannah Ferrier accused the boson of “arranging” her legal Valium prescription and CBD. Ferrier tweeted out multiple messages while the new episode aired, slamming White after viewers saw the boson text pictures of Ferrier’s personal items to Captain Sandy Yawn.

“I like Malia’s arranging skills,” Ferrier, 33, tweeted. “So that’s prescribed Valium, CBD (which is legal in Spain), a lighter (not sure what this has to do with anything) and my passport holder… And for anyone who’s interested the prescription is on the other side of the box as shown…”

Did White & Drake Conspire Against Ferrier?

The way the episode played out, it looks like White found the drugs while changing cabins–something that was a contentious topic on the 184-foot mega yacht. White wanted everyone to change rooms so she and boyfriend Tom Checketts, who just got hired as the chef to replace Kiko Lorran, could bunk together. With Jessica More and Rob Westergaard coupled up, that meant Ferrier and second stew Bugsy Drake would have to share a tiny space together–something neither of them wanted to do. But with the captain on her side, Ferrier lost the power struggle.

Fans were largely on Ferrier’s side, with most accusing Yawn, Drake and White of conspiring against the chief stew. People generally took issue with the women coming after Ferrier’s mental health, especially after White witnessed her suffer a panic attack around the time Lorran–her only friend on the vessel–was fired.

“so after hannah had her panic attack, malia took a picture of her meds and held onto said picture just to text to their superior the next time they had a disagreement…” one fan wrote, adding a GIF that said, “I hate her.”

Ferrier retweeted the message and clarified that the picture was taken after they battled over sleeping arrangements. “No…she went into my cabin AFTER we had the fight about cabin arrangements…Then went through my handbag and took a photo of my prescribed medication and legal CBD and sent it to Sandy,” she tweeted.

Model Chrissy Teigen, a fan of the series, tweeted, “5mg wouldn’t even make a dent with this mind of mine.”

White Says She Was Only Doing Her Job

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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

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During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen after Monday’s episodes aired, White defended herself. “[I reported it] because it was my duty to,” she said, noting she could have lost her license if she didn’t.

Referencing the night Ferrier suffered from a panic attack, White said that’s when she realized the chief stew wasn’t joking about taking Valium. “I think in that moment when she asked for Valium is when it really hit me that those were the pills that she was taking every night all season,” she said. “That’s when it became a real serious thing for me.”

Before that, White wrote a lengthy post on Instagram–that she later deleted–where she further defended her actions. “Let me clear the air- medical laws are different at sea and for good reason. NO crew member is allowed to self- administer drugs prescription or not while on a vessel at sea,” she said in the post, as noted by CheatSheet. 

“We are CREW and always ‘on duty’ and our primary goal at sea is to ensure safety of all passengers,” the boson continued. “Mental health issues are a big deal and that’s why we have proper procedures in place. We all read & sign a drugs & alcohol policy before joining any boat- this is VERY CLEARLY laid out.”

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carl pujols
carl pujols
17 days ago

Malia is the perfect example of someone who will stab someone in the back to move up in the world. For her to go through someones personal belongings and then “rat on someone” to get them fired shows what a grimy bitch she is. I would not waste my time with a lowlife like malia.

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