FIVAaa sacks Jeremy Cordeaux, apologises for ‘offensive’ comments
Adelaide radio station FIVEaa has responded to “inappropriate and offensive” comments about Brittany Higgins made by Weekend Breakfast host Jeremy Cordeaux.
The talk station’s Breakfast co-host, David Penberthy, confirmed on air this morning that station owner NOVA Entertainment had “terminated” Cordeaux’s employment after the shock jock called Higgins “a silly little girl who got drunk” during his show on Saturday.
Higgins alleges she was raped inside a federal senior minister’s office in 2019.
“Without reservation whatsoever, FIVEaa and NOVA Entertainment sincerely apologise to Brittany Higgins for the comments made by Jeremy Cordeaux on FIVEaa’s Weekend Breakfast show on Saturday morning,” Penberthy said after 7am Adelaide local time today.
“We acknowledge that the comments were completely inappropriate and offensive.
“The views expressed by Mr Cordeaux do not reflect those held by FIVEaa and NOVA Entertainment, and we unequivocally withdraw them.
“Mr Cordeaux’s employment has been terminated, and FIVEaa and NOVA Entertainment have immediately taken broader action to ensure this can never happen again.
Penberthy finished by apologising “unreservedly” to Higgins on behalf of the station.
NOVA Entertainment is yet to announce a replacement for Cordeaux.