Lawrence Mooney slammed for breaking lockdown and telling ‘big, fat, rotten lies’
Triple M Sydney’s Breakfast host Lawrence ‘Moonman’ Mooney is in hot water after breaking Sydney’s COVID-19 lockdowns and then feigning confusion about the rules.
The lockdown breach was first revealed by Jonathon Moran at The Daily Telegraph who noted Mooney had left Sydney, contrary to the rules, to holiday in Byron Bay.
Mooney subsequently told Moran he was “very embarrassed” by his misunderstanding.
“I feel like an absolute goose for not realising I wasn’t permitted to travel to Byron Bay during my break,” he said.
Mooney lives in the NSW Southern Highlands and said he believed he was exempt from the travel restrictions. His work at SCA’s World Square offices in the CBD, however, mean the rules did apply to him – a fact Mooney had spoken about on his own show.
On air this morning, fellow Sydney Breakfast broadcaster Ben Fordham pulled up audio of Mooney explaining these exact rules before he took off on holidays.
“Lawrence is telling lies,” Fordham said of Mooney’s claims about being confused by the scope of the rules.
“Busted. Lawrence Mooney, you can’t be serious. You’re telling big, fat, rotten lies, and you know it.”
Fordham said it doesn’t matter if you’re a rugby league player or a radio host – if you get caught, you’ve got to cop the consequences.
“Now I know Lawrence, he’s not a bad person, but he’s had a shocker here,” Fordham added.