A close friend and spokesperson for baby Lucky has distanced herself from her parents following revelations that they moved back to Bali to renovate a house just months after Australians donated nearly $200,000 to bring home the critically ill newborn. .
Bailey Scarlett, an OnlyFans model and actress who acted as a media spokesperson for the parents of baby Lucky, Honey and Pan Ahimsa, in February, released a statement Monday saying she only acted in “good faith” when she pushed for the family fundraiser.
“I was never associated with these people before, I just ran to the hospital to help complete strangers as I felt for them as a mother myself,” she wrote in an Instagram story.
Bailey Scarlett, an OnlyFans model and actress who served as a media spokesperson for Baby Lucky’s parents Honey and Pan Ahimsa in February, released a statement Monday distancing herself from them.
Honey Ahimsa and her fiancé Pan asked for help to get Lucky airlifted to Australia so she could get the best care she urgently needed; deny nearly $200,000 GoFundMe was embezzled
She added: ‘I’ve had family and friends who donate who are just as upset and disappointed. I contacted the media and pushed GoFundMe to go viral because I was under the impression this baby would die if she didn’t reach her goal or get medical care outside of Bali.
‘I did everything I could do with zero profit at all.’
Ms Scarlett’s statement comes after it was exclusively revealed by Daily Mail Australia last week that the Ahimsa family had returned to Bali, where they are renovating a villa.
Ms Ahimsa, whose birth name was Rachael Eti, told this publication that the family was only renting out the property and no GoFundMe money had been embezzled. Daily Mail Australia does not suggest otherwise.
“No Lucky Love GoFundMe money was used for anything other than what is listed on the GoFundMe page,” Ms Ahimsa said.
Ms Scarlett said she only acted in “good faith” and did not know Lucky’s parents before offering her help.
She said friends and family she encouraged to donate were “just as upset and disappointed” by growing questions about the money raised.
Ms Scarlett insisted her intention was ‘never for anyone to feel cheated’
“I have all the receipts and bank statements confirming all the costs, for example $107,500 just for the medevac plane, not including the medical costs abroad which were unimaginable.”
Baby Lucky captivated the nation’s hearts in February when her parents launched a desperate attempt to charter a medical evacuation for their seven-week-old daughter to Australia for vital care that was unavailable in Indonesia.
Ms Ahimsa, a wellness influencer and mother of two who is originally from Melbourne, said doctors in Bali gave Lucky a 50 per cent chance of survival.
Nearly $200,000 was raised in a matter of days by kind souls who rallied behind the stranded family as Lucky battled sepsis, severe pneumonia, lung failure, and RSV bronchiolitis.
She was flown to Brisbane on a medical evacuation flight and was successfully treated by doctors.
The fundraiser, which was organized by a friend on Ms Ahimsa’s behalf, closed later and there is a message of thanks to supporters.
“In the future, Lucky and his family will help children in Bali who are struggling with health issues,” the message reads.
Daily Mail Australia asked the organizer if this meant money was left over, and if so, for more details on what it would be spent on, but has yet to receive a response.
Ms Scarlett said she had “no input or say in what they did with the amounts raised”.
Baby Lucky’s medical evacuation from Indonesia to Australia was funded online by donations from Australians and others who gave more than $190,000
Daily Mail Australia last week exclusively revealed that the Ahimsa family had flown back to Bali, where they are renovating a villa.
“It was my understanding that it was always going to be donated to hospitals to buy the life-saving medical equipment that they didn’t have at the time to save the life of their son.”
Ms Scarlett also claimed that she was in the hospital until 2am and returned at 8am offering support to Lucky’s parents when he was unwell.
“I really supported these people and advocated for them in absolutely every way possible,” she said.
I have no ill will at all and I’m sorry that some of you feel cheated by me sharing GoFudnMe and that the funds are supposedly misused. My intentions were never for anyone to feel cheated.
Yesterday, this post revealed the former identities of Lucky’s parents.
Ms. Ahimsa’s husband, Pan, is a Canadian originally named Graham White. He has traveled the world visiting hippie places and has been compared to the world famous street artist Banksy.
The couple have their own ‘ethical clothing’ label.
They also sell redesigned vehicles, reportedly offloading one for up to $60,000, while maintaining their ‘debt free’ lifestyle.