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Monday 27 November 2017

Don Burke speaks - exclusive interview, A Current Affair: VIDEO

Don Burke today sat down for an interview with Tracy Grimshaw from Channel 9's 'A Current Affair', in which he is interviewed on the allegations that he was a "sexual predator" and a "psychotic bully".

The full interview screens tonight on 7pm on Channel 9.

Here is a preview:

The allegations are explosive:

"For almost two decades Don Burke was one of the most powerful men in Australia's entertainment industry. His popular gardening program Burke's Backyard was a ratings juggernaut for the Nine Network until it was unceremoniously axed in 2004.
But now a major Fairfax Media/ABC investigation can reveal that behind the scenes those who worked with Burke claim he was a "psychotic bully", a "misogynist" and a "sexual predator" who indecently assaulted, sexually harassed and bullied a string of female employees."

The article continues:

""He was a vile, vile human being," said Bridget Ninness, a former producer on Burke's Backyard, who later launched legal action against Burke for psychological abuse. "He was lewd and he was crude" and his constant talk of sex was "designed to confront you and to demean you", she said.

Louise Langdon, a former researcher, was subjected to ongoing harassment by Burke which included trying to remove her top, and on another occasion Burke "put his foot into my rear end, with the view to checking the tone of my ... my backside". He then stated that the firmness of her "backside" wasn't "up to scratch""

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