Masterchef Star George Could Be Charged With Assault
Masterchef star George Calombaris is back in the headlines today, after allegedly shoving a 19-year-old fan who taunted him for underpaying his restaurant staff by $2.6 million.
The incident occurred at the A-League grand final yesterday and footage obtained by someone in the crowd, shows Calombaris yelling in retaliation to the taunts in the crowd, before making his way over and shoving the soccer fan.
An investigation has been launched by police to investigate the alleged assault, which took place just as the game came to an end. A man shouted to Calombaris: 'Pay your staff, you dodgy b*****d,' moments after Victory lost the match 4-2 on penalties.
A police officer appears to have words with the Masterchef judge, as fans call for him to be arrested.
Following the chat, he was eventually ushered away from the scene by Preston.
Calombaris said in a statement on Monday that his reaction was to the fan yelling abuse about his family.
'I am really disappointed with what occurred last night,' he said.
'I regret the way in which I reacted, I am disappointed that I let it get to me, and I sincerely apologise for offending anyone.
'While I am not proud of my reaction to the situation, I was offended by a spectator yelling out abusive and derogatory comments about my family.'
Source: Daily Mail