Karl Stefanovic's 'crisis talks' after row over cheating scandal: 'Terrified'
The Today host reportedly can't afford another drama.
Today host Karl Stefanovic found himself embroiled in a row between former cricketer Michael Clarke and his girlfriend Jade Yarbrough last week after footage emerged of her accusing him of cheating on her with his ex-girlfriend. And now, the Channel Nine star is reportedly holding 'crisis meetings' with a source saying he is "terrified" more footage will be revealed.
Video emerged last week of Karl defending his wife's sister Jade as she argued with Michael at a park in Noosa in Queensland.
Ms Yarbrough can be heard yelling at Clarke: “You f**ked her on December 17 … You f**ked her, you’re a f**king dog." Clarke responds: “Baby you’re wrong, you’re wrong.”
Michael can be heard addressing Karl towards the end of the video, saying: "Karlos, don't you f***ing walk away."
An alleged source has told New Idea the Today host has now called a family meeting in the aftermath of the footage emerging.
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“Since that fight video went public, Karl has been rocked to the core. He is terrified that there could be more footage to come,” a source claiming to be a close family friend told the publication.
“Because [wife] Jasmine witnessed the whole ugly showdown, Karl is very glad he has her to lean on.
“Jas did everything she could to break up the fight, and is standing by Karl as they navigate the damage that’s been done.”
The source said Karl told the family there are to be "no more dramas" as he "cannot afford another crisis like this one".
It comes after Karl landed in hot water after a private phone call with his brother Peter was leaked.
Karl left Today after being axed after 15 years with the network in 2018 after former co-star Lisa Wilkinson quit and the media began focusing on his divorce and subsequent marriage to now-wife Jasmine.
Details of the private conversation between Karl and his brother also made headlines and was believed to have led to his sacking.
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New Idea published an interview with an Uber driver who claimed to have heard their entire 45-minute speaker-phone conversation when Peter sat in the backseat.
As well as allegedly accusing his then-co-host Georgie Gardner of ‘sitting on the fence’, the driver claimed that Karl had criticised her for not having enough opinions.
However, after Karl left the show, ratings began to fall and he was later rehired in 2020 and began working with his former co-host Allison Langdon.
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