Married At First Sight

MAFS’ Sam Ball’s ex attends court over stalking accusations

The 26-year-old Married at First Sight star feared for his safety and took drastic measures in February.

By Woman's Day team
Akila Ahmunett, the former girlfriend of Married at First Sight's Sam Ball, has fronted court after being charged with stalking the TV star.
Accompanied by a friend, the 30-year-old, who is also known as Nadia Tabbaa, appeared in Sydney's Newton Local Court on Monday, March 4.
According to the Daily Telegraph, she was charged with "stalking and intimidation with intention to cause fear or physical harm, using a mobile phone, email and social media to menace and harass and two counts of unlawfully entering" Sam's home last month.
Two statements had been previously provided by Sam to the Police and a third was served during the hearing.
"We're making representations to police in terms of them considering their position as to where they are at with the charges. As I've said there is more than one side to every story," Ahmunett's lawyer, Geoff Harrison told the outlet. READ NEXT: Married at First Sight's Sam Ball takes AVO out against former girlfriend
Sam Ball and his former girlfriend Akila Ahmunett, whose real name is Nadia Tabbaa. (Source: Facebook)
On Monday 4 February, the MAFS star first took evidence to Newtown Police Station in Sydney to alert authorities on a number of events that had occurred between the pair.
In the early hours of February 22, he then decided to take legal action against his ex-girlfriend to protect himself.
A statement obtained by Woman's Day from the NSW Police Force in relation to the matter read at the time:
"On Monday 4 February 2019, a 26-year-old man contacted police about alleged domestic abuse involving a 30-year-old woman. Officers from Inner-West Police Area Command commenced enquiries."
"About 2am on Friday, 22 February 2019, police were called to an Alexandria home, where they located a 26-year-old man and 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."
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Ahumentt was revealed to be 60 Minutes interview subject Nadia Tabbaa.
Tabbaa claimed on the Channel Nine program, broadcast in 2014, that her parents Mouhammad and Pamela Tabbaa allowed her to be kidnapped in 2002 when she was 13-years-old.
In the 60 Minutes program, Tabbaa claimed that her parents had tricked her into going overseas and held her against her will in Syria by her father's relatives where she was forced to marry a cousin 15 years her senior.
She escaped on her 18th birthday with the assistance of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Since the program aired, Nadia had undergone surgery to drastically alter her looks to the point where she is now almost unrecognisable.
The interim AVO will continue until the matter returns to Downing Centre Local Court on April 15.
Sam Ball is a breakout star of the current season of MAFS. (Source: Channel 9)

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