7News: Ai-Media Staff Gets Boost Against Rebecca Maddern, Novak Djokovic Leaked

The employee who leaked the video of Seven News presenters Rebecca Maddern and Mike Amor slamming tennis star Novak Djokovic has been fired.

Images went viral Tuesday night of the network’s new recruit and veteran broadcaster criticizing the tennis star after a court ruled he would be allowed to stay in Australia.

The scandal sent the Seven Network to scramble to find the leaker.

Late Friday, Ai-Media Technologies Limited, the company that provides the captioning service for Seven, confirmed that one of its employees was responsible.

The company announced to the Australian Stock Exchange that it had taken “appropriate action” against the culprit.

A source familiar with the decision said the employee lost his job.

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Seven Network employees have been allowed to disclose video of a ‘private conversation’ between news readers Mike Amor (right) and Rebecca Maddern (left)

“As a result of the investigation, Ai-Media identified that an employee working remotely due to the COVID-19 outbreak was responsible for the unauthorized distribution of the content,” the statement said.

“Appropriate measures have been taken with regard to the responsible employee”.

Company CEO Tony Abrahams said Ai-Media also reassured Seven Network that the company has taken steps to avoid any future leaks.

“We are Australia’s leading provider of captioning services and we understand the importance of our work to make media accessible and inclusive for a wider audience, while protecting the confidential information of our clients,” he said. he declares.

“We have a strong and long-standing relationship within the media industry in Australia, and value our relationship with the Seven Network with which we have worked for over five years.

Leaked video shows news readers in a heated discussion of Novak Djokovic's visa crisis that began in early January

Leaked video shows news readers in a heated discussion of Novak Djokovic’s visa crisis that began in early January

In the video, Ms Maddern referred to Djokovic as

In the video, Ms Maddern called Djokovic a “liar, sneaky, ***” as she prepared to present the station’s news program at 6 p.m.

“This is the first such incident in Ai-Media’s 19-year history and improved controls have since been implemented to ensure it cannot happen again.”

In the video, Ms Maddern called Djokovic a “liar, sneaky, ***” as she prepared to present the station’s news program at 6 p.m.

She then added: ‘That’s it, I mean he’s a *** hole. He had a bullshit excuse, then stumbled upon his own lies. That’s just what’s going on, isn’t it, that’s what happened.

Ms Maddern has since apologized to her bosses for speaking ill of the world number one.

A timestamp in the upper right corner of the video revealed that the culprit was an employee of the Ai-Media network's outsourced captioning service and cleared the employees of Seven.

A timestamp in the upper right corner of the video revealed that the culprit was an employee of the Ai-Media network’s outsourced captioning service and cleared the employees of Seven.

A “witch hunt” investigation into the incident was launched by network executives and quickly revealed that an employee of the Ai-Media external captioning service was behind the alleged leak.

The investigation revealed that a timestamp in the upper right corner of the video was not in the style of Seven Network but belonged to the outsourced group.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted the Seven Network for comment.

The video was leaked just days in Ms Maddern's new contract with the network as executives label the actions of the culprits as

The video was leaked just days in Ms Maddern’s new contract with the network as executives label the actions of the culprits “innate” and “likely” report the incident to police

Seven’s news and public affairs director Craig McPherson called the leaker “sneaky” because the video was leaked just days in Maddern’s new contract with the network.

Maddern recently parted ways with host broadcaster of Australian Open Nine.

Mr. McPherson said in a statement Wednesday morning that the person responsible for the leak of the “private conversation” would be dealt with.

“The illegal recording was that of a private conversation between two colleagues,” he said.

“It was a devious and cowardly act in violation of Victorian listening device laws and the perpetrator will be treated accordingly when found.”

The network is “likely” to report the incident to the police once the employee is located.

It is not known whether Seven Network will terminate its contract with the service, which will expire in less than six months.

The contract is a competitive niche in the captioning industry, as captioning of the Sunrise show is understood to cost the network $ 750,000 per year.

What’s going on with Novak Djokovic?

On January 5, Novak Djokovic landed in Australia with a medical exemption from vaccination.

He received the exemption because he had tested positive for covid on December 16 and still had “immunity.”

However, border force officers denied him the exemption and detained him for five days.

He has since been released from detention, but it is still unclear whether he will be able to play at the Australian Open from January 17.

Despite his release, Djokovic could still be deported after the discovery of inconsistencies between his sworn evidence and his social media posts.

The inconsistencies raised more questions about his visa application and the exemption from the Covid-19 vaccine.

His team have reportedly already provided for legal recourse if the immigration services again canceled his visa.

Border force investigators are also concerned about false information he provided on his travel entry form.

On his registration form, Djokovic incorrectly told Border Force that he had not traveled in the past 14 days despite visiting Spain.

He blamed his agent for the “administrative error” on the form.

Additionally, on Wednesday, the tennis star admitted to doing an interview and photoshoot with a French newspaper while infected with covid last month.

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