Ray Hadley trending on Twitter after 7.30 Report investigation into allegations of workplace bullying
Former employees of Macquarie Media went on-the-record and on-camera tonight to air fresh claims of workplace bullying and intimidation by 2GB shock jock Ray Hadley.
Among the ex-employees was Chris Bowen, who as reported by Radio Today, last month bravely shared disturbing allegations of bullying and intimidation on Facebook.
Bowen said on the ABC TV show tonight that his relationship with Hadley was one of “love-hate”.
Shortly after Bowen’s claims made national headlines, Hadley apologised on-air. “I’m sorry for any hurt I’ve caused him,” he said last Monday (March 25).
ABC Radio AFL caller Andrew Moore, who entered radio in 1984 at age 15, was reduced to tears when taping his interview.
Moore claims he began suffering from mental health issues after working with Hadley.
7.30 Report journalist Andy Park also spoke to Macquarie Media shareholder John Singleton who confirmed that Hadley was “ferocious” and “scares politicians”.
Within ten minutes of the broadcast #RadHadley was trending on Twitter, with Australian’s quick to join the conversation – including victims, journalists and media personalities.
I have decided to speak out tonight @abc730 about bullying . Particularly from Ray Hadley at both 2ue and 2GB…. and the various managements who did nothing about it … this is for my family and for the MANY who have suffered poor health as a result of this behaviour .
— Andrew Moore (@GibsMoore) April 3, 2019
The thing about the Ray Hadley abusive work environment story is that I wish there had been some way for us & 2GB mgmt to know that's the kind of person he was. I mean, there was never any sign of bullying, abuse, petulance or arrogance in his on air persona. I'm shocked. Shocked
— Bernard Zuel (@BernardZuel) April 3, 2019
— Mr Adams (@AdamWhitefield) April 3, 2019
Shocking to hear this from @GibsMoore – one of the most affable, helpful and talented blokes in the radio biz.
And thanks for speaking up, Andrew – can't have been easy.https://t.co/0nHnkeHVk4
— Wendy Harmer (@wendy_harmer) April 3, 2019
I worked with a long list of bullies over my 25 years in radio. This is unsurprising. —> New claims of bullying against radio shock jock Ray Hadley https://t.co/DBXLNNfel9
— Carol Duncan (@carolduncan) April 3, 2019
That Ray Hadley was a vile bully of a man was an open secret. This article says Bowen came bravely forward after … 16 years of being part of the phalanx of men who allowed Ray to keep behaving like this.
— Kayleigh E. Long (@ayleighk) April 3, 2019
Macquarie Media maintains that no recent formal complaints from Moore or Bowen have been submitted to management.
You can read the full list of questions sent to Hadley and Macquarie Media CEO Adam Lang by Park, and their responses, here.
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