Sky News Host Chris Smith Stood Down Over Lewd Christmas Party Accusations

Sky News Host Chris Smith Stood Down Over Lewd Christmas Party Accusations
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Chris Smith, who works at Sky News and 2GB, has been stood down from broadcasting from both his high-profile gigs due to an investigation into allegations of misconduct at a Christmas party.

The Australian Financial Review has reported that Smith has been accused of acting inappropriately towards a younger female staff member and making lewd comments at Sky News’ Christmas party. 

The festive after-party event was held at the Establishment Bar on Saturday. The event began at the Ivy at midday and then moved onto the Establishment bar at 5 pm.

A Sky News Australia spokesperson told B&T, “The person involved has been suspended while an investigation into the allegations is undertaken.

“The welfare of our staff is our absolute priority. We have a zero-tolerance approach to inappropriate conduct and take these allegations very seriously.

“There will be no further comment while the investigation is carried out.”

This isn’t the first time Smith has been suspended for poor behaviour at a Christmas Party. In 2009 he was suspended from 2GB’s afternoon programme after being accused of being inappropriate.




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