Brittany Hockley breaks silence after Abbie Chatfield drama: 'Sorry'

Brittany Hockley has broken her silence after Abbie Chatfield called her and her KIIS FM co-host Kyle Sandilands out for ‘slut-shaming’ her during a live radio segment.

The Life Uncut podcast host, who was filling in for Jackie ‘O’ Henderson after she stepped back from the radio show for health reasons, came under fire earlier this week after she and Kyle made jokes about Abbie's sex life during an on-air interview with US rapper Yung Gravy.

Kyle Sandilands and Brittany Hockley.
Abbie Chatfield accused Kyle Sandilands and Brittany Hockley of ’slut-shaming’ her on-air. Photos: KIIS

When the musician revealed that he and Abbie have “a bit of a relationship beginning”, Kyle responded: “You and everyone else. Line up, my friend, line up!”

Yung Gravy then said he plans on taking Abbie on a date when he visits Australia next year, to which Brittany replied: “I have no doubt!”


Speaking on an episode of her It’s A Lot podcast titled ‘Expected From Kyle Sandilands But WTF Brittany Hockley?!’ on Tuesday, Abbie accused the hosts of spreading “misogynistic rhetoric” about her.

“The issue that I think people like Kyle and Brittany have with me is that I'm able to speak about sexuality in a way that isn't shameful, and they think that that must equate to f**king around every single day and having sex every single day,” she said.

“When actually, it's just that I don't have the shame that they have, and therefore they're projecting it onto me… Give me s**t, but don’t make it at the expense of other people listening and other women listening. Say what you want about me, but do not perpetuate f**king slut-shaming bulls**t on the biggest radio show in the country.”

Abbie also claimed that she had contacted Brittany on Instagram a few days before speaking out about the incident on her podcast, however, she never received a response.

Abbie Chatfield on her podcast.
‘Say what you want about me, but do not perpetuate f**king slut-shaming bulls**t on the biggest radio show in the country.’ Photos: Instagram/itsalotpod

Brittany responds to Abbie

After copping backlash on social media, Brittany took to Instagram on Wednesday morning to share a lengthy statement addressing Abbie’s post.

“Firstly, I want to apologise for the undercurrent misogynistic tones that the interview had,” she wrote. “The nature of live radio is unpredictable and often unplanned, which was the case with the direction that this conversation took.

“Live on radio I found myself in a position where Abbie and I were pitted against each other. This was not planned, and this was not something I felt comfortable with and I thought by saying as little as possible in the interview it would not add any fire to the situation. I see with hindsight that this was naive and contradictory to what I stand for.”

The former Bachelor star went on to say that it was not “and has never been my intention to make anyone feel shameful for their dating or sex life”.

“As a woman who has championed female empowerment, relationship equality and sexual freedom over the past 4 years, I am deeply apologetic that this happened,” she continued.

“Secondly, much has been said that Abbie reached out to me 9 days ago to discuss this via message. I was never notified that Abbie had reached out to me as I had muted notifications, given the overwhelming volume of messages I receive each day. I have since reached out.

“I acknowledge that the standard you walk by is the standard you accept. I will learn from this and do better in the future. I am sorry.”

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