Laurence Fox apologises to journalist over comments on GB News

Laurence Fox has apologised to journalist Ava Evans over his comments on GB News.

In a 15-minute mea culpa, the actor-turned-political-activist said his comments were “demeaning” and “not representative of who I am”.

However, he said he maintained “the sentiment” of his comments, saying he was angry about what he said was Ms Evans “demeaning” male suicide.

During those comments about Ms Evans – a journalist for the website PoliticsJOE – he asked host Dan Wootton: “Who would want to shag that?”

In the video, posted on his account on X, formerly known as Twitter, he said: “I could have and should have expressed it better.

“It’s not right, it’s demeaning to Ava, so I’m sorry for demeaning you in that way, however angry I am with you still for doing that, and it demeans me because it’s not representative of who I am.

“I’m not saying any of this stuff because I know I’m going to get sacked tomorrow. I’m saying it to clear my own conscience.”

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He added: “I express my apology to Ava for the language used, but I maintain the sentiment.”

It comes after media regulator Ofcom launched a formal investigation into GB News after it received thousands of complaints about Fox’s comments on Wootton’s show on Tuesday.

Fox was taken off air following remarks he made on air about Ms Evans, which have been described as “unacceptable, unjustifiable and indefensible”.

Wootton was also suspended by GB News on Wednesday.

His contract as a columnist for MailOnline was also terminated, according to a spokesperson for the news website’s parent company, DMG Media.

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