Emese Fayk, the Hungarian-born “international conwoman” who bought the winning house on The Block this year but still hasn’t paid for it, has now uploaded a 19-page Instagram story to clear her name.
On Tuesday, A Current Affair broke the news that Fayk, 28, simply didn’t pay for the house, had allegedly taken money from former partners overseas, had unpaid debts to businesses, and had lied about her careers and academic history to boot.
In a brief phone call during the episode, she insisted to ACA that she had “paid for everything” regarding the property in Melbourne. Now she has elaborated online, claiming that “no one bothered to ask” her about her life.
On Instagram, Fayk outlined reasons why she supposedly hasn’t paid for the house, as well as claiming that one of the men who accused her of stealing money is in fact stalking her and claiming to be her former sugar daddy.
“I’m never one to react to other people’s BS, simply because it’s a waste of energy,” Fayk wrote.
“However, when people I don’t know try to dig into my life, that has been locked down and sealed, and everyone I professionally or academically come in contact with, knows not to engage and share info, I feel like it needs to be said: BACK THE FUCK OFF.
“You want to know more? Ask. I’m more than happy to provide references about anything and everything. Not that I feel like I have to.”
First up, Fayk addressed the fact that no payment had been received, despite the settlement period having already passed.
“Mistake number one: I went with a conveyancer instead of a solicitor and he made me work out my own stamp duty,” she said, addressing the camera.
“Mistake number two: Going with his super slow process where I had to chase things up constantly and everything just took too long, and I didn’t know the process myself.
“I didn’t get really important pieces of info until they were overdue, and whenever I had an issue or a question, it took days to get an answer, and often it was condescending.”
Fayk later posted a document to back this claim (later).
She claimed the reason she didn’t hire someone else was because she was already in too deep and that it was “not feasible” to change to a solicitor or a different conveyancer at that point.
According to Fayk, she reached out to the producers “and we agreed that we are going to do our best to work this out.”
Here’s where things start to get serious.
Next, Fayk talked about being dealing with “two years of online harassment and stalking”, implying that people now pretend not to know her for her own personal safety.
She shared screenshots of abusive emails from a man asking for his money back and threatening to track her down with detectives and expose her in a podcast, which Fayk claims was bogus to begin with.
It’s not clear if this man is one of the two mentioned in the ACA segment, however the implication is that he is.
In one of the emails, the sender wrote: “I will talk to other sugar babies and daddies about the murky world you occupy.”
Other messages threatened Fayk with jail time, while one said: “Pay me my money, bitch. I am on my way.”
“There is no podcast. There was no detective. There was no court. There was nothing,” Fayk wrote.
“There is this guy and his imaginary friends. And this was all out there.”
She said it’s not possible for anyone such as a stalker to dig up her past without her being notified, and that she would have to sign off on any info anyone told someone about her.
In the program, the University of West London and Columbia University both said they had no record of her attendance. Apple and the United Nations, both places she claimed to have worked at, didn’t respond to emails from the producers.
Fayk then claimed that all this info, including the email chains, had been given to A Current Affair.
“And this person is the source of a whole national scandal? You ok guys?”
She also claimed that ACA didn’t return her calls and emails. However, the episode includes at least one long phone call with Fayk and also a postscript message which said she had reached out again and agreed to speak on the record.
The final piece of evidence posted by Fayk was a PEXA deposit form with mismatched dates.
PEXA source account deposit forms are given from the seller of a house to the buyer to complete the transaction.
This one appears to have been generated on December 17, even though it states the deposit due date as December 16.
“I’m not a magician…” she wrote.
“If things things are due after [sic] I get a form… I can’t make them happen”
Given the allegations that Fayk doctored bank transaction receipts, it’s unclear whether this form is legitimate or not. However, if true, it would back Fayk’s claims that she wasn’t given the right forms on time.
Most of this debacle has people simply wondering: Why?
Regardless of whether or not Fayk is indeed an “international conwoman”, it seems strange to bid so publicly on such a high-rating reality TV show.
While we still don’t know all the details, Fayk did address this sentiment in her final video message: “I don’t think anyone would go [to the auction] if they didn’t know that they can buy a house, just because everyone knows the publicity that comes with this.”
We shall see what comes of this, but in the meantime you can catch the full A Current Affair segment here.