Chief marshal apologizes to Tania Zaetta over sex scandal
The chief of the Australian Defense Force personally apologized to Bollywood actress Tania Zaetta over allegations she had sex with Special Forces soldiers in Afghanistan.
Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston met with Zaetta and her family Tuesday to express regret for any distress they may have suffered.
The former “Who Dares Wins” host was named in a defense briefing note as having slept with elite soldiers while on a concert tour at a military base in the Uruzgan, south of Afghanistan.
The memo was leaked to the press and landed the 38-year-old on the cover of many tabloids.
Zaetta had denied the allegations which she described as “complete made-up lies.”
Last year, Defense paid an unspecified amount to the actress as compensation for the false allegations about her behavior.
“Ms. Zaetta gave her time and her talent to entertain our forces serving in Afghanistan and she deserves our praise and our thanks. I have also made clear to Ms Zaetta that she is welcome to again join a Forces Entertainment Tour in the near future,” Houston said.
Zaetta hosted a series of TV specials in New York on The Great Outdoor Games for ESPN. She also appeared in Baywatch and on Australia’s Dancing with the Stars where she was the first person to be voted off.