Australian television presenter Tara Brown has refused to apologise for an abduction bungle that left her and a 60 Minutes crew locked in a Beirut jail.
Brown, 48, was arrested in April along with other members of a 60 Minutes team – David Ballment, 55, Stephen Rice, 58, and Ben Williamson, 37 – following an attempted kidnap of Gold Coast mother Sally Faulkner’s children from their father, Ali Elamine.
‘(After Beirut) I felt that all I needed to do was to continue doing my job, and that’s what I’ve attempted to do,’ Brown told The Daily Telegraph.
Australian television presenter Tara Brown has refused to apologise for an abduction bungle that saw a 60 Minutes Crew end up in a Beirut jail
Brown, 48, was arrested in April along with other members of a 60 Minutes team
‘A lot of that (criticism) has been generated by you (the media). I don’t necessarily think that matches what our audience says.’
Channel Nine Carried out an extensive review of the indecent and found errors had led to the ‘gravest misadventure in the program’s history’.
In April former 60 Minuter presenter Michael Usher admitted they made ‘mistakes’ in chasing the story of Sally Faulkner’s attempt to take her children back to Australia.
Brown however maintained she and her team were ‘just journalists doing our job.’
Her defiant stance on the attempted kidnapping comes as the program prepares for backlash over a paid interview with Gable Tostee, which will air on Sunday.
An snippet of the interview, which is rumoured to be earning the 30-year-old carpet layer a six-figure sum, shows Tostee fidgeting and stammering as he responds to questions from journalist Liam Bartlett.
Tostee was found not guilty last month of the murder or manslaughter of 26-year-old New Zealand tourist Warriena Wright, who fell to her death from his 14th floor Gold Coast balcony in August 2014.
In April former 60 Minuter presenter Michael Usher admitted they made ‘mistakes’ in chasing the story of Sally Faulkner’s attempt to take her children (pictured) back to Australia