Sydney TV presenter Erin Molan says she’s “never had an intimate relationship with Anthony Bell” and her name is being “unfairly dragged” into a messy marriage dispute.
“Erin’s relationship with Anthony Bell has only ever been strictly professional, both as a client and a crew member on Perpetual Loyal,” a statement issued by her employer, the Nine Network, said on Tuesday.
“Allegations to the contrary are false, offensive and defamatory.”
It comes as a Sydney court was told on Tuesday about a text message from Bell’s estranged wife, Kelly Landry, saying “I know about Erin”.
The message was sent after Bell won the Sydney to Hobart yacht race on December 28.
Landry, a former model and TV presenter, and Bell, a celebrity accountant and champion skipper, have two daughters. Details of the pair’s marriage are being aired in court at a hearing over an AVO application against Bell.
While the case is “incredibly sad” for the family involved, it has “absolutely nothing to do” with Molan, said Nine.
Molan, 34, is a host on the network’s NRL Footy Show and last month announced her engagement to policeman Sean Ogilvy.