Nine News presenter Amber Sherlock has spoken about that #whitejacketgate incident with colleague Julie Snook.
Speaking to News Corp, she revealed that the January drama impacted her family, but she was supported by her partner, Chris.
“At first I thought, how silly. But when it really escalated, and I was trolled on social media, it really started to get nasty. I was absolutely mortified, and, of course, hurt. I think I’m a kind, generous person. I am a mum, I have a family. And I was devastated. I am only human at the end of the day, and I think people forget that,” she said.
“It was a live-TV environment. Things aren’t always perfect. You don’t have time to have a cup of tea and talk something through, you just don’t have that luxury. What’s done is done.
“Julie was fine with it, I was fine with it. Everyone has their opinions, but if you look at the tape, I feel everyone massively overreacted. It was two female colleagues talking in an abrupt way because we were on deadlines.
“There was no hidden agenda, there was no backstory, it was what it was.”
The article doesn’t raise any questions as to why a director or producer failed to take charge of the wardrobe disagreement, nor whether the show being produced in a smaller automated studio left talent to their own devices.
Meanwhile a Nine spokeswoman says the person who leaked the footage has been dealt with internally but their identity had not been revealed.