Jacob Elordi, renowned for his role in the film "Saltburn," is currently embroiled in controversy following allegations of assaulting Joshua Fox, a radio producer, at the Clovelly Hotel in Sydney's suburbs. The incident, which took place last Saturday, has prompted an official investigation by the police.
The altercation occurred when Fox, a producer for "The Kyle & Jackie O Show," approached Elordi with a peculiar request – for a sample of his bathwater. This unusual appeal was a humorous nod to a scene in "Saltburn" where Barry Keoghan's character revels in using leftover bathwater from Elordi's character.
According to Fox's account on the radio show on Monday, he ceased filming their interaction and even agreed to delete the footage at Elordi's insistence. However, the situation escalated rapidly. "I'm backed against this wall.
He's right in my face, and his two friends are now on either side of me,” Fox detailed on air. He described a sudden shift in Elordi's demeanor, leading to an atmosphere of intimidation and aggression. "It's like a switch went off, and he's becoming quite aggressive, and I'm feeling intimidated," Fox recounted.
Confrontation Escalates Rapidly
The intensity of the confrontation further increased when Fox refused to delete the recording, citing it as his only evidence in an increasingly hostile environment. "The way they’re surrounding me, I’m thinking something’s going to happen here.
Someone’s going to jump me or something. So I say no, I’m not deleting that. I refuse to because I feel uncomfortable right now, and this is the only evidence. And then Jacob kind of just flips, and he kind of pushes me against the wall, and his hands are on my throat,” he said.
In response to these allegations, the New South Wales Police have confirmed that they are conducting a thorough investigation into the matter. They received notification of the incident around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Fortunately, Fox did not suffer any physical injuries during the altercation.
As this story continues to unfold, the implications for Elordi's career and reputation remain uncertain. The incident has sparked widespread attention, with many awaiting further developments and official statements from involved parties.