Seven Queensland sacked reporter Melissa Mallet yesterday, the same reporter who was sacked by Nine News following the infamous ‘Choppergate’ saga of 2011.
The Townsville affiliate dismissed her for disobedience, according to news.com.au.
The Courier-Mail reports Mallet sought permission from to take last Friday off work to go to Melbourne for the announcement of the Australian Olympic basketball team. Her boyfriend, Peter Crawford, was playing.
Seven Queensland didn’t grant her leave but Mallet decided to go anyway.
“I felt that it was something that I needed to do,” she said.
Mallet indicated she was keen to remain in Townsville with Crawford.
Following her dismissal from Nine, Mallet instigated legal proceedings against the network which were settled out of court.