By Zoe Zaczek and Wayne Flower For Daily Mail Australlia
Published: 10:12 BST, 3 September 2020 | Updated: 10:24 BST, 3 September 2020
MasterChef's Ben Ungermann has declared he 'knows his self-worth' in his latest social media post since being accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl.
The 34-year-old was charged with three counts of sexual assault by Victorian sexual crime squad detectives on March 6 over an alleged incident with a 16-year-old girl on February 23.
Ungermann, who denies the allegations and will defend the charges, had been in Melbourne for the filming of MasterChef: Back to Win program.
On Thursday afternoon, Ungermann shared an introspective Instagram post about his experiences over the past couple of months.
Ben Ungermann shared an introspective Instagram post about his experiences over the past couple of months (pictured)
The former MasterChef contestant was removed from the show after he was charged with sexually assaulting a teenage girl
The chef's tattoos were on show as he sat topless from a cliff-edge and looked out to the ocean.
'The ocean is a place I find soothing for quiet contemplation,' Ungermann wrote.
'In the last few months people have had a lot to say about me without knowing me or my circumstances.'
'But if I have learnt anything about myself in recent months, is that I am much stronger than people think.
Ungermann concluded by saying he is looking forward to change in his life.
'I know my self-worth and I know the person I am and I'm looking forward to a change