Mamamia reported yesterday that Parramatta Eels captain Kieran Foran is taking legal action against KIIS FM radio host Jackie O for questioning the paternity of his young son on air.
Foran and Rebecca Pope separated three weeks after the birth of their son Jordan.
A spokesperson for the Australian Radio Network issued a statement which read:
“It has been reported in other media that legal action has been taken against KIIS 1065 regarding comments made on air. As of 9pm today KIIS 1065 has not sighted any legal letter. Jackie and the KIIS team are mortified that anything said has caused hurt to Kieran Foran and his family at such a difficult time. We apologise unreservedly for this and wish them all the best.”
This morning, on The Kyle and Jackie O Show, Jackie ‘O’ Henderson issued her own apology to Foran, Pope and their family.
"Hey listen guys, I really feel it's important we kick of the show addressing a situation that has arisen off the back of something I said in a segment that was really stupid," she began.
"What do you mean? What's happened?" co-host Kyle Sandilands asked facetiously.
"So, we were talking about Kierna Foran from the Parramatta Eels... and I gave voice to a really ugly rumour. And I just want to apologise for that. because it was stupid to say what I said, and it was really insensitive. Especially considering what Kieran is going through at this time in his life."
Foran was rushed to hospital last week after suffering a suspected prescription drug overdose. He has been transferred to a recovery centre and is said to be in good spirits, dealing with the recent separation from his partner and children.