After serious allegations: Luke Mockridge announces shutting down of TV indefinitely

After serious allegations: Luke Mockridge announces shutting down of TV indefinitely

Luke Mockridge is planning his TV break for 2021.

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Luke Mockridge is fading away from the public eye. The comedian and presenter published a video statement on his Instagram account about a month ago, announcing the television break: “There will be no shows by or with me this year and there are reasons for that.”

Specifically, it refers to allegations of sexual harassment by his ex-girlfriend. He protested his innocence and said that one after the other advertisement Though the Public Prosecutor’s Office was investigating, the suspicions against him were not substantiated and thus the proceedings ended legally.

Feather social media According to his statements, however, if you still find “the most terrifying things” about him, he is faced with “things that never happened”. He wants to use 2021 to “gather in silence”. Appeared on FridaySpiegel“But a new article in which many more Woman Accusations of harassment were leveled against him anonymously. Now another statement came from the 32-year-old in which he reacted to the report and took action.

Luke Mockridge won’t realize any TV projects in 2022

According to his video statement from August, Sat.1 stood behind Mockridge, companies A short time later it was announced that in 2022 he was planning the show “All Together Now” with her as a presenter. Other formats, including “Catch” and “GreatNightShow”, should continue. He will not realize all these projects in the coming year, and he wants to extend the time that he has planned for 2021.

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Luke Mockridge is fading away from the public eye and will not be on TV even in 2022.

Luke Mockridge is fading away from the public eye and will not be on TV even in 2022.

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Mockridge says in a new Instagram post: “Based on my current coverage, I will extend my time indefinitely. I need time, rest, and distance to understand, learn, and heal.” He categorically rejected the projects planned with him:

“For this reason I cannot and will not moderate the Sat.1 shows that have already been announced for the coming year.”

However, this shouldn’t mean a complete withdrawal from the TV landscape. The moderator promised: “We will meet again” And thanked his community for the support.

In fact, quite express celebrities Would like to back it up after the eight minute video in August. among others Pietro Lombardi and Oliver Pocher assured their support. His TV collaborators initially failed to comment on the new, written contribution.

Along with the new statement, he did not deny, but did not confirm, the new allegations against him from the “Spiegel” article. Their media lawyers have already declared that the women’s descriptions are “without exception alleged facts” which concerns our client’s privacy. So there will be no comment on individual allegations.

Mockridge’s succession still unclear

However, it is now certain that SAT.1 will have to find a new presenter if the planned program “All Together Now” is to begin in 2022. The music format was planned for the beginning of the coming year.

Sat.1 spokesman Christoph Korfer has yet to comment on a new line-up, but shared “DWDL” with: “We respect Luke Mockridge’s decision to extend his break and not host the announced Sat.1 show for 2022.”

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