Australian police are investigating an incident in Sydney over the weekend between Australian actor Jacob Elordi and a reporter who accused film star Saltburn of grabbing him by the neck while joking with him for a radio show.
New South Wales Police indicated in a statement that the incident is “still under investigation”, and Elordi has not been charged with any crime at this time. Officers received a report of an incident that occurred at 3:30 p.m. local time (GMT+11) on Saturday in which “a 32-year-old man was allegedly assaulted by another 26-year-old man,” although the alleged victim “No injuries.”
Elordi, who was born in Brisbane (Australia) 26 years ago when his father and grandparents moved there from the Basque Country decades ago, was in a bar at Sydney’s Clovelly Hotel with his friends on Saturday afternoon when the Australian Reporter Joshua Fox came from. Station KIIS FM contacted him as he left the property.
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Fox, 32, who produces the show known for cracking jokes on controversial occasions, asked her to fill a container with water in a reference to a famous scene from the film Saltburn.
When Elordi asked if he was recording the exchange, Fox admitted that he was, and the series Euphoria actor asked him to delete the file, to which the reporter agreed, although he later removed the footage. The interpreter’s request to be removed was also rejected. Deleted folder.
Then, Fox told his showmates, Elordi “increased his pace” and “put his hands around my neck,” and then left with his friends. New South Wales Police have assured that they are still investigating the incident, while Elordi, who is one of the most famous actors of his generation, is remaining silent for the time being.