UPDATE: Grant Denyer has dropped his legal action against Woman’s Day after the magazine reported that he had an addiction to amphetamines.
Grant Denyer has told the Sunday Telegraph that he has decided to let the legal action go because, “it’s not worth it”.
Women’s Day magazine reportedly published an article that alleged Denyer and his wife were spending $200,000 a year on an amphetamine addiction.
Denyer said that he and his wife had attended a renowned rehabilitation facility in Thailand – but that it was to be treated for post traumatic stress disorder and exhaustion.
Denyer told the Sunday Telegraph that it wasn’t just the cost of the legal battle that led him to the decision to drop the case.
“It’s just time to move on, to be honest. The cost was one thing but it was more to do with the fact of the time that it takes to process,” he said.
“You’re talking a year-and-a-half down the track before it even goes to court.”
He told the paper, “With Family Feud doing so well — being Ten’s No. 1-rating show — then, you know, why look back at a silly magazine?”
Previously, Mamamia wrote…
Channel Seven presenter Grant Denyer has denied allegations that he and his wife Chezzi spent time at a Thailand rehabilitation facility last year in an attempt to kick their addiction to methamphetamines.
Women’s Day magazine have reportedly published an article that claims Grant and Chezzi, who have a two-year-old daughter named Sailor, were spending $200,000 a year on the addiction.
The 36-year-old presenter says he was only at the facility but that it had nothing to do with a drug addiction.
Denyer says he and his wife were there to seek help for exhaustion.
According to News Corp, the couple’s representative made a statement to the media, which read:
“Claims that the couple have a drug addiction and that Grant recently lost his Channel 7 contract are both false.
“They are currently taking legal advice on what action can be taken against the magazine.
“Grant and Chezzi Denyer are saddened by the highly defamatory article in this week’s Woman’s Day Magazine. The couple have been under immense stress in recent months due to Grant dealing with chronic fatigue brought on by exhaustion and an ongoing unknown stomach illness. Chezzi has also been dealing with PTSD and anxiety issues resulting from Grant’s condition. The wellness centre they attended in Thailand specialises in the treatment of PTSD and exhaustion and they spent four weeks there to finally address these ongoing health concerns. With their conditions now under control they are healthier and happier than they have ever been.
“Grant, Chezzi and their young daughter Sailor are an extremely tight family unit and the hurtful and irresponsible article has hit them hard. They wish to thank their family, close friends, Channel 7 and members of the media who continue to support them through these tough times.”
The Cabin – which is the treatment facility Grant and Chezzi spent time as – is described as “Asia’s most respected drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre”. The facility is located Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand.