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The woman in the graphic video — in which Portnoy, 44, was reportedly seen vigorously yanking her neck by a metal leash — was Instagram model Sydney Raines, who released a statement on Wednesday, April 7, about the “scandal.”

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Source: Dave Portnoy/Instagram; Sydney Raines/Instagram

“I became aware yesterday that a video has surfaced on the internet and yes, that was me,” Raines wrote in her Instagram statement. “It’s hard to believe that a video from the past is just coming to light but it was never meant to be public.” 

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