Grant Hackett’s estranged wife Candice Alley tried to stop 60 Minutes from airing its interview with Grant Hackett, according to media reports.
Lawyers for Ms. Alley are understood to have viewed the interview on Thursday, news.com.au notes.
The interview airs tonight as part of an attempt to rebuild the tarnished reputation of Hackett, ahead of his media commitments at the London Olympics.
A friend of Hackett’s defended him amid ongoing speculation.
“There’s more to it that will come out. He hasn’t had a chance to have his say yet. After he does he’ll have a lot more support,” the friend said.
“There will be no comment from 60 Minutes,” a Nine spokeswoman said yesterday.