Channel Seven star charged with domestic violence
Channel Seven presenter Ryan Phelan has reportedly been charged with alleged assault occasioning bodily harm against his girlfriend Chelsea Franklin, a professional ballet dancer.
Media is reporting that the assault allegedly took place on Saturday night at the couple’s home on Sydney’s northern beaches and Phelan voluntarily presented himself to Manly police station on Monday night.
Seven announced that Mr Phelan was immediately stood down from hosting The Daily Edition, a show that is finishing up this Friday, with Seven’s breakfast show Sunrise announcing that he had been sacked by network bosses.
At the start of Tuesday’s show, The Daily Edition host Sally Obermeder spoke out about his departure.
“Before we go on, I want to take the opportunity to address Ryan Phelan’s absence from the programme,” she said.
“Ryan will not be returning to The Daily Edition, due to the serious allegations that have been made against him.
“The network was unaware of these allegations until notified last night.
“We are all understandably shocked by the situation, but as the matter is now before the courts, we won’t be commenting further.”
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