Report: Stefanovic phone call for sale?

A private phone call between Peter & Karl Stefanovic surreptitiously recorded by an Uber driver is reportedly being pushed for a sale to magazines.

Entertainment reporter Peter Ford said Peter Stefanovic took trip on the weekend and rang his brother in a “full and frank” conversation on speakerphone.

But the call was recorded by the driver who is said to be seeking to sell it to media. Industry chatter has been busily speculating about whether its contents are explosive or target colleagues.

The discussion of around 20 minutes included “a bit of moaning a bit of praise… you know it covers a whole spectrum of stuff.”

“I’ve had the details read to me. It’s just a bit embarrassing. It’s not like he’s seriously slagging off anybody but given, particularly in the case of Karl & Georgie Gardner, it’s a fairly testy relationship anyway,” Ford told 6PR.

“A lot of it is very nice stuff of Karl giving his brother career guidance and telling him what he should be doing. So it’s not all nasty.”

The recording of phone calls in New South Wales must include consent, but the law is much greyer when it comes to an eyewitness giving a first hand account of what they heard.

Updated: A spokesperson for Channel Nine told Daily Mail Australia: “We think it is pretty low to record a conversation without them knowing.

“We are not commenting on the story and of course it is illegal to report on a taped conversation that people don’t know about.”

Last year Nine News‘ Laurie Oakes reported the (off the record) details of Malcolm Turnbull mocking President Trump at the Mid-Winter Ball after an audio tape was leaked.

Update 2: Audio is said to have found a buyer who does not plan on publishing it.

11 Comments:

  1. Do we really need the tape blind fredy can see there is no chemistry between the two of them.they don’t like each other .Georgie needs a new partner next to her .

  2. The Uber driver is nothing by lowlife scum. I hope he gets what’s coming to him.
    It’d be nice for the media be it TV, Radio or magazines to simply not engage with this individual.

  3. Maev....Sydney

    I do not know why people have phone conversations anywhere and everywhere these days…even in toilets?….for the world to hear….But…having said that…I am sure it is illegal to tape any conversation…phone or otherwise …without consent.

  4. The Uber diver better be careful. “The Surveillance Devices Act 2007 is the main piece of legislation which governs the use of such devices in NSW. Section 7 of that Act makes it an offence punishable by up to five years’ imprisonment and/or $55,000 for a person to knowingly install, use or cause to be used or maintain a listening device to overhear, record, monitor or listen to a private conversation to which the person is not a party, or to record a private conversation to which the person is a party.”

  5. Appalling behavior by the driver. Unless they’ve been privy to a private conversation that is of a criminal matter or state and national security threat I suggest you butt out. I’m guilty (and I’m sure most have) of having an opinion about others, it’s human nature. But this situation is gossip between two siblings, it’s no business to anyone else. And anyone who suggests otherwise should consider this. Imagine learning – later on – someone had secretly recorded a private conversation between you and someone you trust, only for that information to become public property. I hope the police become involved and go after the person involved.

  6. thedirtydigger

    Two of the luckiest guys on television prove conclusively they ain’t so smart after all.
    The fact that one brother thought it was OK to talk about sensitive matters on speaker in the presence of a complete stranger is mind boggling.
    I think a little chat in the ear from Management might be in order.
    File this under Dumb and Dumber.

  7. Shocking conduct by the Uber driver!
    And it’s strange to have a speaker phone on while you are having a private conversation in front of a stranger.

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