Bryce Ruthven demands compensation from ARN for revoked job offer
Former Canberra Hit 104.7 host, Bryce Ruthven, is seeking $200,000 in losses from ARN after having a job offer revoked.
The former radio host and MAFS contestant says he flew to Launceston in May for a job interview with Chilli FM for a position on the breakfast show.
The interview was successful, and Bryce claims he accepted the job offer via email before the offer was revoked days later.
Bryce had begun preparations to move to Launceston with his fiancee Melissa Rawson and their twins in the days after accepting the job before Chilli FM withdrew the offer.
According to the Herald Sun, Bryce’s lawyers claim the breach of contract has resulted in loss of income, emotional stress and damage to his reputation.
Bryce joined Canberra’s Hit 104.7 in 2020, where he hosted the afternoons shift and weekend breakfast with Ellie Mobbs and Jason Roses.
Speaking with Radio Today at the time of the move, he said, “I’m really excited to be joining the talented on-air team at Canberra FM.”
A year later, Bryce appeared on Married at First Sight where he met his fiancee Melissa Rawson and says he was depicted in a bad light.
The opportunity has had a lasting impact on his work life, which he said ruined his career in radio.
“For me, it has basically ruined my career in radio,” Bryce told the Herald Sun.
“It basically damaged my potential earnings. If it takes much longer to find a job it (taking legal action) would be something you have to seriously consider especially with twins on the way.”
Ruthven said the show is manipulated and highly edited, with his portrayal haunting him to this day.
“What came out on screen was not how our relationship played out at all, so to us they have deliberately gone out of their way to manufacture a relationship that reflected domestic violence – which it never did.”
Bryce and ARN have been contacted for further comment but are yet to respond.