Finally, the company’s investigation of the rogue employee behind leaked footage of 7 News stars, Rebecca Maddern and Mike Amor, has been limited to skiing Novak Djokovic.
The culprit behind leaked footage of Rebecca Madden and Mike Amore has been found attacking world number one Novak Djokovic after a three-day investigation.
On Wednesday, a video of the couple casually chatting before their post and describing Djokovic as a “*hole” went viral amid his legal letter with the Australian government, sending Seven’s network up speed as they try to track down the culprit.
Now, Ai-Media Technologies Limited, the company that provides subtitles for Channel 7, has confirmed that one of its employees was responsible.
Seven were directed to the caption company after specifying a timestamp in the footage that was not available in the private network’s feed.
Ai-Media confirmed that “appropriate action” was taken against the employee over the rude act, assuring Seven that steps were taken to avoid embarrassing leaks in the future.
“As a result of the investigation, Ai-Media has determined that an employee working remotely due to the COVID-19 outbreak was responsible for the unauthorized distribution of content,” a statement to the Australian Securities Exchange said.
“Appropriate action has been taken with respect to the responsible employee.”
Ai-Media CEO Tony Abrahams added: “We are Australia’s leading provider of captioning services, and we understand the importance of our work in making media accessible and inclusive to a wider audience, while protecting our customers’ confidential information.
“We have longstanding and strong relationships in the media industry in Australia, and value our relationship with Seven Network that we have been working with for over five years.
“This is the first such incident in Ai-Media’s 19-year history and improved controls have been in place since then to ensure it does not happen again.”
This comes after the footage grabbed international headlines and was broadcast by American TV star Jimmy Kimmel on his famous nightly talk show.
While seven of Maddern’s bosses said Maddern privately apologized for the exchange, neither of them addressed the incident on air.