FIVAaa sacks Jeremy Cordeaux, apologises for ‘offensive’ comments

Adelaide radio station FIVEaa has responded to “inappropriate and offensive” comments about Brittany Higgins made by Weekend Breakfast host Jeremy Cordeaux.

The talk station’s Breakfast co-host, David Penberthy, confirmed on air this morning that station owner NOVA Entertainment had “terminated” Cordeaux’s employment after the shock jock called Higgins “a silly little girl who got drunk” during his show on Saturday.

Higgins alleges she was raped inside a federal senior minister’s office in 2019.

“Without reservation whatsoever, FIVEaa and NOVA Entertainment sincerely apologise to Brittany Higgins for the comments made by Jeremy Cordeaux on FIVEaa’s Weekend Breakfast show on Saturday morning,” Penberthy said after 7am Adelaide local time today.

“We acknowledge that the comments were completely inappropriate and offensive.

“The views expressed by Mr Cordeaux do not reflect those held by FIVEaa and NOVA Entertainment, and we unequivocally withdraw them.

“Mr Cordeaux’s employment has been terminated, and FIVEaa and NOVA Entertainment have immediately taken broader action to ensure this can never happen again.

Penberthy finished by apologising “unreservedly” to Higgins on behalf of the station.

NOVA Entertainment is yet to announce a replacement for Cordeaux.

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CJ
29 Mar 2021 - 12:09 pm

… funny isn’t it … an Adelaide personality says what people of his generation (and so the majority of his audience) actually thinks and gets fired by Sydney-based management … while in a Democrat-led US, Rush Limbaugh is still on air even though he’s dead …

Rob
29 Mar 2021 - 1:32 pm

When a bloke gets drunk, he brags that “he got on the turps”, everyone laughs and he’s a hero for 5 minutes. When a girl gets drunk, she’s “a silly girl who got drunk”.

Chloe
29 Mar 2021 - 1:46 pm

Well done Nova Entertainment.

Have spoken to so many people today who are impressed with how quickly and decisively you moved on this.

Brian Towers
29 Mar 2021 - 1:55 pm

Do not worry about this presenter he has enough money to BUY 5AA twice over !!

Samir
29 Mar 2021 - 3:20 pm

Cordeaux should be stripped of his induction into the Radio Hall of Fame. He’a a disgrace on the industry.

@CJ
30 Mar 2021 - 7:23 am

You’re right CJ, both should have been off the air years ago

Karen Dittmar
30 Mar 2021 - 9:22 am

His comments were disgraceful & he deserves what he got!!

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