Married At First Sight star Jackson Lonie has initiated legal action against The Kyle & Jackie O Show for airing content from his OnlyFans account on the radio last month.
The 31-year-old plumber has engaged lawyers and formally reached out to the KIIS FM hosts after they played a clip of him and his girlfriend Olivia Frazer engaging in a sex act for their in-studio guests, fellow MAFS stars Domenica Calarco and Ella Ding.
Jackson told Sunday Confidential he was “shocked” when he heard the radio duo making fun of his private video, which had reportedly been sent in by a listener despite being hidden behind two paywalls on OnlyFans.
“They showed the visual to Dom and Ella (former MAFS contestants) while they were on air, and they described what was going on and started body shaming myself and talking down Liv,” he said.
He also claimed that he had lost his job as a result of the stunt and is therefore seeking damages.
“My boss is a family man and he had people contacting him and asking him about my content… I understand it doesn’t line up with his morals so I lost my job,” he said. “It was spread around and it put him in a tough position.”
Confidential reports that Jackson has requested a permanent injunction to restrain further use of the content, damages for breach of copyright or an account of profits, additional damages for loss of income and pain, and a formal apology on The Kyle and Jackie O Show.
“This is a straight out breach of copyright issue,” Joseph Alesci, DSA Law managing partner, told the publication.
“We haven’t had a response from ARN, and if they don’t respond we will take it to the next stage, which will be potentially another letter of demand, then the best way to get people to engage is to engage with the court process.”
‘What is wrong with people?’
Shortly after the incident took place, Olivia posted a video on her Instagram Story saying that she was appalled by the “disgusting” radio stunt and that the hosts should be “ashamed” of themselves.
“I’ve been trying really hard especially lately just to rise above, take the high road, live in peace and kindness and I try not to speak of negative things but holy s**t,” she said while tearing up.
“For Kyle and Jackie O to pull out from behind a paywall what Jackson and I do and ridicule it and shame us for it when I’ve really been a massive… I’ve shouted from the rooftops, ‘I’m not okay!’.
“I’ve barely survived MAFS and I don’t need to be shamed and have more hate and vitriol perpetuated towards me, especially from arguably one of the biggest shows in Australia! What is wrong with people? Like, what the f**k?”
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