The journalist Andrea Giambrunoformer colleague of the Prime Minister of Italy, Giorgia Meloni, will stop presenting the program ‘Diario del Giorno’ in the Rete4 chain after the “shame” caused by certain sexist statements off camera, as announced by the media conglomerate Mediasetwhich makes it clear that this is an agreement between the two parties.
Giambruno, after apologizing “for the embarrassment and inconvenience caused by his behavior,” agreed to stop being a presenter and instead take on the duties of “editorial coordination”.according to the company’s note, which ordered disciplinary measures against the reporter.
Meloni’s former colleague quit appearing on air on October 20, after a satirical program aired some controversial statements that also resulted in a public break-up statement issued by the prime minister himself, reports the AdnKronos agency. They started their relationship ten years ago and have a daughter together.
Giambruno’s public statements have affected Meloni before, for example when suggested that women should avoid getting drunk to avoid rapebut in recent days the controversy has increased because of a conversation during the recordings of his program.
In these statements, broadcast on a comedy program, he greeted a classmate — “What’s your name? Have we met? Where have I seen you before? Is he drunk? “- and then suggested to three with him. with Mediaset with whom he says he has an affair.