Ray Hadley reaches a secret deal with his former friend and staffer who accused the talkback titan of bullying and calling his girlfriend a ‘curry muncher’
- 2GB radio host Ray Hadley has reached a settlement with a former colleague
- Panel operator Chris Bowan accused Hadley of bullying over a 16-year period
- Among the accusations was that Hadley had called Bowan’s partner a racial slur
Ray Hadley and 2GB have reached an out-of-court settlement with a former staffer who accused the radio titan of 16 years of workplace bullying, harassment and intimidation.
Among the most shocking allegations leveled by panel operator Chris Bowen was that Hadley had called his former girlfriend Naomi Shivaraman a ‘curry muncher’.
The alleged racial insult, referring to the 60 Minutes producer of Indian descent, was part of a litany of other claims aired in court over recent weeks.
Ray Hadley (pictured right) and 2GB have reached an out-of-court settlement with former staffer Chris Bowen (left) who accused the controversial shock jock of workplace bullying
Among the most shocking allegations leveled by panel operator Chris Bowen was that Hadley had called Bowman’s former girlfriend Naomi Shivaraman (pictured) a ‘curry muncher’.
Bowen initially came forward with the explosive accusations on Facebook in March 2019 after leaving 2GB in 2017.
He claims he was subject to ‘no less than 1,000’ personal attacks by Hadley.
Bowen accused Hadley of calling him a ‘f***ing poof’, a ‘f****ing spastic’ and a ‘poor simpleton’ during his time working with the talkback star.
The 40-year-old launched legal action in the New South Wales District Court in April, suing Hadley for negligence and breaching duty of care.
During proceedings the court heard Hadley had also allegedly called fellow radio host Luke Bona a ‘lazy, black c***’.
But ten days ago, a confidential settlement for an undisclosed sum was agreed upon by the former friends, 2GB confirmed with Daily Mail Australia on Friday.
Former 2GB staffer Chris Bowen (pictured, left) is seen with former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson
Bowan accused Hadley (pictured) of calling him a ‘f***ing poof’, a ‘f***ing spastic’ and a ‘poor simpleton’ during his time working with the talkback radio titan
Hadley had apologised for his behaviour on air last year, describing his relationship with Bowen as once having been like ‘father and son’.
‘I’ve admitted to my previous shortcomings, I’ve also made no secret of the fact that in recent years I have done everything I can to do better,’ the 65-year-old said.
In 2014, Hadley also settled out-of-court with another former colleague Richard Palmer, who had secretly recorded an allegedly abusive tirade.
Macquarie Radio’s chairman at the time, Russell Tate, accused Hadley of being a ‘psychotic bully’ following the incident.
Both Bowen and Palmer were represented by the same lawyer, John Laxon.
In 2014, Hadley (pictured) also settled out-of-court with another former colleague Richard Palmer, who had secretly recorded an allegedly abusive tirade
Bowan (pictured, centre) claims he was subject to ‘no less than 1000’ personal attacks by Hadley