Closed captioning firm staffer is SACKED for leaking video of Rebecca Maddern calling Novak Djokovic a ‘sneaky a***gap’

  • Ai-Media have confirmed an worker is accountable for Seven Community leak 
  • Worker of the service leaked a video of two newsreaders slamming Djokovic 
  • Rebecca Maddern referred to as the tennis star a ‘mendacity, sneaky, a***gap’ in leaked video
  • The community is anticipated to report the incident to police as soon as the perpetrator is discovered 

The staffer who leaked video of Seven Information presenters Rebecca Maddern and Mike Amor slamming tennis star Novak Djokovic has been sacked.   

Footage went viral on Tuesday night time of the brand new community recruit and veteran broadcaster criticising the tennis star after a court docket dominated he could be allowed to remain in Australia. 

The scandal despatched the Seven Community scrambling to search out the leaker.

Late on Friday, Ai-Media Applied sciences Restricted, the corporate that gives Seven’s captioning service, confirmed one among its staff was accountable. 

The corporate introduced to the Australian Inventory Change they’ve taken ‘acceptable motion’ in opposition to the perpetrator.

A supply with information of the choice stated the worker had misplaced their job.

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Employees of the Seven Network have been cleared of leaking a video of a 'private conversation' between newsreaders Mike Amor (right) and Rebecca Maddern (left)

Workers of the Seven Community have been cleared of leaking a video of a ‘personal dialog’ between newsreaders Mike Amor (proper) and Rebecca Maddern (left)


‘Because of the investigation, Ai-Media has recognized that an worker working remotely as a result of COVID-19 outbreak was answerable for the unauthorised distribution of the content material,’ the assertion learn.

‘Acceptable motion has been taken with regard to the worker accountable.’

The corporate CEO Tony Abrahams stated Ai-Media has additionally reassured the Seven community that the corporate has taken motion to make sure no future leaks. 

‘We’re Australia’s main supplier of captioning companies and we perceive the significance of our work in making media accessible and inclusive to a wider viewers, whereas safeguarding the confidential info of our clients,’ he stated.

‘We now have lengthy standing and robust relationships inside the media trade in Australia, and worth our relationship with the Seven Community with whom we have now been working with for over 5 years.

The leaked video shows the newsreaders in a heated discussion over Novak Djokovic's visa crisis which started early January

The leaked video exhibits the newsreaders in a heated dialogue over Novak Djokovic’s visa disaster which began early January

In the video Ms Maddern called Djokovic a 'lying, sneaky, a***hole' while preparing to present the station's 6pm news program

 Within the video Ms Maddern referred to as Djokovic a ‘mendacity, sneaky, a***gap’ whereas getting ready to current the station’s 6pm information program

‘That is the primary such incident in Ai-Media’s 19-year historical past and enhanced controls have since been applied to make sure it can’t be repeated.’

Within the video Ms Maddern referred to as Djokovic a ‘mendacity, sneaky, a***gap’ whereas getting ready to current the station’s 6pm information program.

She then added: ”That is it, I imply he is an a***gap. He obtained a bulls*** f*****g excuse after which fell over his personal f*****g lies. It is simply what occurs, proper, that is what occurred.’

Ms Maddern has since apologised to her bosses for dangerous mouthing the world primary.

A time stamp in the top right corner of the video revealed the culprit to be an employee of the network's outsourced captioning service Ai-Media and cleared Seven's employees

A time stamp within the prime proper nook of the video revealed the perpetrator to be an worker of the community’s outsourced captioning service Ai-Media and cleared Seven’s staff 

A ‘witch hunt’ investigation into the incident was launched by the community executives and shortly discovered an worker of exterior captioning service Ai-Media was guilty for the alleged leak.

The investigation revealed a time stamp within the prime proper nook of the video was not within the Seven Community’s type however belonging to the outsourced group. 

Each day Mail Australia has contacted the Seven Community for remark. 

The video was leaked just days into Ms Maddern's new contract with the network as executives slam the culprits actions as 'underhanded' and will 'likely' report incident to police

 The video was leaked simply days into Ms Maddern’s new contract with the community as executives slam the culprits actions as ‘underhanded’ and can ‘possible’ report incident to police

Seven’s Director of Information and Public Affairs Craig McPherson slammed the leaker as ‘underhanded’ for the video leaked simply days into Maddern’s new contract with the community. 

Maddern lately parted methods with Australian Open host broadcaster 9.

Mr McPherson introduced in an announcement on Wednesday morning that the particular person answerable for leaking the ‘personal dialog’ could be handled.

‘The unlawful recording was of a non-public dialog between two colleagues,’ he stated.

‘It was an underhanded, cowardly act in breach of the Victorian Listening Gadgets laws the perpetrator of which will probably be accordingly handled when discovered.’

The community is ‘possible’ to report the incident to police as soon as the worker is discovered.

It’s not identified if the Seven Community will terminate its contract with the service, which is known to run out in lower than six months.

The contract is a aggressive slot within the captioning trade as it’s understood captioning of the Dawn present alongside prices the community $750,000 a yr. 

What’s taking place with Novak Djokovic?

On January 5 Novak Djokovic landed in Australia with a medical exemption from vaccination.

He obtained the exemption as a result of he had examined optimistic to covid on December 16 and nonetheless had ‘immunity.’

Nevertheless, border pressure officers denied his exemption and detained him for 5 days. 

He is since been launched from detention however it’s nonetheless unclear if he’ll be capable of play within the Australian Open starting on January 17.

Regardless of his launch Djokovic may nonetheless face deportation after inconsistencies had been discovered between his sworn proof and social media posts. 

The inconsistencies have raised extra questions on his visa utility and Covid-19 vaccine exemption.

His staff is reportedly already planning a court docket enchantment if immigration companies cancel his visa once more.  

Border Power investigators are additionally involved about false info he supplied on his journey entry type.

On his entry type Djokovic incorrectly advised Border Power he had not travelled prior to now 14 days regardless of visiting Spain.

He has blamed his agent for the ‘administrative error’ on the shape. 

Moreover on Wednesday the tennis star admitted to doing an interview and picture shoot with a French newspaper whereas contaminated with covid final month.