Actor Jacob Elordi has found himself at the centre of a police investigation after he allegedly assaulted a man. The Saltburn star reportedly became involved in an altercation with a radio star outside a hotel in Sydney over the weekend.
Police have since confirmed that they are investigating an alleged assault by a 26-year-old, for which they have seized CCTV footage. Joshua Fox, who appears on Australia’s KIIS FM approached the actor outside of the swanky Cleverly Hotel in Sydney and had hoped to question him, but things took a drastic turn. Manchester UK-born Fox, 32, had asked Elordi if he could fill a jar with his bathwater, referencing the infamous Saltburn scene. As per reports, Elordi was said to have been “offended” by the question before “getting in his face”. Fox claimed that Elordi, who is six feet tall, pushed him against a wall before his pals surrounded him.
Elordi is said to have demanded that Fox delete the footage of him being asked the question. Speaking to his co-stars, Fox said, “He’s in the beer garden, I don’t want to intrude on his personal space, I know how this works. I’m holding the Tupperware in one hand, my phone in the other so it’s clear I’m filming.” Fox admits he stopped filming after Elordi’s request.
Fox continued, “He kind of gets up in my face. He’s so close, someone is standing over you and he’s a lot taller than me. I could have kissed him, he was that close. I’m backed against this wall and he is right in my face and these two boys are on either side of me. I’m feeling quite intimidated and Jacob demands I delete the footage, and I say, ‘Yeah that’s fine, we’re not going to use it. I’m sorry’, but I can’t step away.”
He further mentioned, “Jacob goes, ‘Yeah go into your recently deleted’, I’m thinking, ‘Something is going to happen, I can’t move, they’re all surrounding me to this wall’, it was kind of scary, I don’t get into confrontations. If I delete this footage, there’s no evidence that this encounter happened. Jacob pushes me against the wall and his hands are on my throat,” he alleged.
He went on to say that “one of his boys” pulled Elordi off of Fox as they became aware that things may escalate.
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