Johannesburg – Within minutes after news broke that a South African actress had been arrested during a drug bust at OR Tambo, Twitter had identified a suspect.
Without much proof news spread and French, who was chilling by the pool in Dubai, was alerted that she was now being labeled a drug mule.
The actress, who starred in local soap Isidingo, was shocked when she found out that she’d been caught in a drug storm without her knowledge.
“You're in the pool for 5mins and Twitter has a hernia. thank goodness for outdoor wifi! #ItWasntStevie promise. (sic)” Stevie tweeted and included a pic as proof that she was innocent.
“I feel a mixture of gratitude and shock/horror that you guys think I'm such a badass....or an idiot. Probably the latter #ItWasntStevie ,” she added.
Meanwhile, former Isidingo actress Jay Anstey has also been fingered by Twitter detectives as being a possible suspect. She called The Juice team to give us a heads-up, saying she's very happily drinking juice at a Joburg restaurant right now.
The official Twitter account for the SAPS has issued a statement saying that the woman who was arrested was not a celebrity.
#sapsHQ 1/1 The woman (29) has been charged with dealing in drugs. Contrary to public belief, the arrested woman is NOT a SA celebrity. ME— SA Police Service (@SAPoliceService) September 28, 2015