Jacob Elordi is involved in a police investigation in Australia after allegedly assaulting a radio producer on Saturday.
As first reported by Australia’s Daily Telegraph, the “Saltburn” and “Euphoria” star was at a hotel in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs when he was approached by Joshua Fox, a producer for “The Kyle & Jackie O Show” on KIIS FM. According to Fox’s account of the situation on the show Sunday morning, he asked Elordi if he could have some of his bathwater for Jackie O for her birthday — a reference to a viral scene in “Saltburn.” Elordi asked Fox to stop filming and delete the footage, and then the situation allegedly escalated.
“I refuse to because I feel uncomfortable right now and this is the only evidence,” Fox said on “The Kyle & Jackie O Show.” “And then Jacob kind of just flips and he kind of pushes me against the wall and his hands are on my throat.”
In a statement to Variety, the New South Wales Police said they are investigating the matter.
“Officers attached to Eastern Beaches Police Area Command are investigating after a man was allegedly assaulted outside a hotel in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs,” a statement from NSW Police reads. “Police were told about 3:30 p.m. on Saturday 3 February 2024, a 32-year-old man was allegedly assaulted by a 26-year-old man. The man did not sustain any injuries. Inquiries into the incident is continuing.”
Representatives for Elordi did not immediately respond to Variety‘s request for comment.
Elordi is currently on a hot streak, with his recent performances in “Priscilla” and “Saltburn” earning critical acclaim. He’s nominated for supporting actor for “Saltburn” at the BAFTA Awards, as well as the Rising Star Award. His upcoming projects include Paul Schrader’s “Oh, Canada” and Guillermo del Toro’s “Dr. Frankenstein,” in which he’ll be playing “The Monster.”