A Weekend Sunrise producer has been “demoted” according to a media report, following an incident at its Martin Place studios.
David Eccleston, who was supervising producer of Weekend Sunrise, is now a news promo producer after an incident involving his ex-partner, producer Madeleine Kennard, according to the Sunday Telegraph.
After Sunrise boss Michael Pell told him he was no longer part of the program news boss Craig McPherson moved him to another role.
“There was an incident,” a Seven spokesman said. “It was thoroughly investigated and acted on. We take these matters very seriously.”
The drama comes after the Seven West Media board backed its CEO Tim Worner following a scandalous relationship with Amber Harrison.
Seven has said it does not have a cultural problem within its company.
“I do not think that you achieve the sort of results that this organisation has with a culture that is no good,” Worner said recently. “Can we have a better culture? Absolutely.”
Updated: David Eccleston has instructed lawyers to file a defamation suit against News Corp, following its report last weekend.