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British radio producer alleges assault by Saltburn star Jacob Elordi

Joshua Fox claims he asked the Australian actor to recreate a scene from the film.

Australian actor Jacob Elordi starred in viral hit Saltburn
Jacob Elordi Australian actor Jacob Elordi starred in viral hit Saltburn (Jeff Moore/PA)

A British radio producer has made allegations of assault against Australian actor Jacob Elordi.

Elordi, the star of viral dark comedy Saltburn and teen drama series Euphoria, was approached outside a hotel in Sydney by an employee of an Australian breakfast radio show, it has been claimed.

Formerly UK-based, Joshua Fox, who is a producer on The Kyle And Jackie O Show, said he was outside “a venue” when he spotted Elordi and began filming.

In a clip posted on Instagram, Fox told the show’s listeners that he informed Elordi he was with a radio programme and asked him to recreate a moment from Saltburn, a thriller about high society.

The scene sees the upper-class character, Felix Catton, drink bathwater.

Fox said: “He (Jacob) says ‘Hey, are you filming? Can you not?’ And I go ‘Yeah, that’s fine’.”

He claims he told the actor he would delete the footage and alleges that Elordi then “pushed him against the wall” and put his hands on his throat.

Saltburn was directed by Emerald Fennell
Opening night gala Saltburn – BFI London Film Festival 2023 Saltburn was directed by Emerald Fennell (Ian West/PA)

In a statement to the PA news agency on Monday, the New South Wales Police Force said: “Officers attached to Eastern Beaches Police Area Command are investigating after a man was allegedly assaulted outside a hotel in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.

“Police were told about 3.30pm on Saturday 3 February 2024, a 32-year-old man was allegedly assaulted by a 26-year-old man.

“The man did not sustain any injuries. Inquiries into the incident is continuing.”

Fox said someone made the complaint to police on his behalf and that he hopes they can both “move on” from the incident.

Elordi has been nominated for Bafta’s 2024 Rising Star Award after starring in Saltburn with The Banshees Of Inisherin actor Barry Keoghan, Gone Girl actress Rosamund Pike and Withnail And I star Richard E Grant.

The movie, directed by Emerald Fennell, has also received Bafta nods for outstanding British film and original score, along with Irishman Keoghan for lead actor, Pike for supporting actress and Elordi for supporting actor.

Elordi recently played Elvis Presley in Sofia Coppola’s biographical drama about the King of Rock and Roll’s ex-wife, Priscilla, and is known for Netflix romance trilogy The Kissing Booth.

He is also set to be in a Second World War series, based on Richard Flanagan’s Booker-winning novel The Narrow Road To The Deep North, and Oh Canada, with Hollywood stars Uma Thurman and Richard Gere.