“Cocaine” Cassie Sainsbury has baffled Australians during her first interview since her release from a Colombian prison — and it has nothing to do with her drug smuggling crimes.
The 24-year-old spoke to 60 Minutes’ Liam Bartlett in her first interview since her release from Bogota’s El Buen Pastor, where she has spent three years for smuggling 5.8 kilograms of cocaine into headphone boxes.
Sainsbury broke down as she admitted flying to Colombia on the promise of a $10,000 payment for work she claimed she didn’t know was related to drug smuggling and claimed she was raped by a drug mule in a hotel.
Social media was alight with commentary over the bombshell interview, but it was the Adelaide native’s bizarre Colombian-Australian accent which had everyone talking.
Since first being interviewed in prison by Bartlett in 2017, Sainsbury appears to have developed a Colombian twang during her prison stint.
“Trying to figure out what Cassie’s accent is bc it’s definitely not Australian (sic),” wrote @sabinasalem.
“Cocaine Cassie now has the accent of a Latino who has learned English,” wrote @sickopodcast.
While another offered this assessment.
“I’ve never heard of a bogan Columbian accent… Until now,” wrote @AlexWil22177684.
Viewers were split over the interview, during which Sainsbury admitted to not telling “everything” during her previous interview, including withholding details about working as a prostitute in Sydney.
She also confirmed she was engaged to a female inmate named Joli who was awaiting release from the prison.
When she was jailed she was engaged to Scott Broadbridge, who had once vowed to wait “20 years” for her release, but the couple split in 2018.