Labour MP Rosianne Cutajar has tested negative for a drug test after a video featuring Cutajar’s partner alongside a man who appears to be taking cocaine surfaced on social media, The Times of Malta has reported.
Cutajar and her partner Daniel Farrugia voluntarily took the drug tests at St James Hospital on Monday, where they were tested negative for the use of cocaine, opiates and amphetamines.
The Times of Malta confirmed that they have seen a copy of both clear tests.
The controversial video, which was shared on Whatsapp last weekend, shows Farrugia in a men’s room of what seems to be a bar or a restaurant accompanied by a third party.
Farrugia is seen putting his finger to his lips in a ‘hush hush’ gesture, before turning the camera to the third party, who appears to be snorting two lines of cocaine on the screen of his mobile phone with the aid of a rolled up five euro note.
Cutajar is not seen in the video.
This newsroom is informed that the footage was filmed at a restaurant in Valletta.
She said she had not seen the video prior to The Times of Malta making her aware of it, and added that she does not endorse the consumption of cocaine in any manner.
The video was taken before she entered into a relationship with Farrugia, she said.
Cutajar is currently pushing for the White Paper on the legalisation of cannabis to be approved, which will enable individuals to grow four plants of cannabis in their households for recreational uses.