Cass Thorburn denies controversial quotes about ex Karl Stefanovic's wedding.

In the wake of reports that Cassandra Thorburn made a number of comments about her ex-husband Karl Stefanovic’s wedding, the author has appeared on Studio 10 to vehemently deny she gave the quotes.

On Tuesday morning, Thorburn told the panel, “After two-and-a-half years, I’m not a news story. I’m just a mother who’s divorced from my ex-husband, and I’m trying to find my place back in the world.

“This constant harassment, every time my ex-husband’s in the news — which is often — they then come looking for me, my children, my mother.

“It’s not OK, and I don’t think as a society we should be accepting it.”

On Monday evening, it was reported that after arriving in Sydney from a trip to Melbourne, Thorburn told New Idea what she really thought of her ex-husband’s lavish Mexican nuptials.

“He’s thrown three weddings for goodness sake. Who needs three weddings in a year? Give us a break,” Cass was quoted as saying.

The journalist was also quoted as calling her ex “fake”, suggesting he was a narcissist and saying he had “a lot to hide”.


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“Everything he says is about this fake person who lives in this fake castle, it’s not real,” she reportedly told New Idea.

The magazine also claimed Thorburn referred to Karl’s 2014 stunt of wearing the same suit every day for a year – saying it wasn’t what it was made out to be.

“Did anyone go and check every tape of every day?” she was quoted as telling the publication. “No. They just believed it because he said it.”

But on Studio 10, Thorburn said, “I didn’t do an interview with New Idea, so that’s one thing”.

Panellist Joe Hildebrand began to press her on the issue, asking “So none of these quotes that were attributed to you …?” to which Thorburn replied, “I did NO interview with New Idea. There was no interview”.

She went on to say the magazine had “made up” the quotes.