Jessica Rowe has again opened up about Eddie McGuire’s offensive ‘boning’ comment, saying she is still “terribly upset” after his less-than-impressive ‘explanation’ featured in a new article released today.
Speaking on Studio 10 on Monday morning, Rowe said that despite almost a decade passing since McGuire allegedly asked his news director Mark Llewellyn, “What are we going to do about Jessica? When should we bone her? I reckon it should be next week” the mother-of-two has admitted that she still feels “terribly upset” when thinking about it.
Jessica Rowe on Studio 10. Source: Channel 10.
"That year was a terrible time in my life and it was not helped by public abuse, abuse from within the network that I worked at and abuse from someone who was in charge of that particular network," Rowe admitted candidly.
But according to McGuire, his only crime was adopting the local slang of a city he was new to.
Speaking to GQ Magazine over the weekend, McGuire explained, "It [boned] was a word that was bandied about – but it was a Sydney term and it was one that Mark Llewellyn, and others, used quite regularly. I use the term ‘burn’."
And while McGuire went on to add that Rowe was "the drive-by victim in all of this" and that "she didn’t deserve any of it, and I feel deeply about that," going into the semantics of slang isn't exactly an apology, is it?