Former 2DayFM staffer claims he was raped by manager

A former 2DayFM staffer has alleged he was raped by his boss while working at the Southern Cross Austereo station.

In a public blog post, Blake Phillips wrote: “Being raped by your manager is horrific enough… But the real trauma can be in how you recover from that.

“Navigating years of suicide, medicating with self and prescription substances, amongst endless varieties of therapy to combat relentless anxious madness is no longer a worth while battle. No one wins, certainly not me.”

Source: Twitter

In the post, he claimed that although the executive was fired from 2DayFM following the incident, he found employment at a rival station soon after.

According to Phillips, the case was re-opened with detectives just before Christmas.

In a statement, SCA said: “SCA takes incidents of this nature very seriously and any inappropriate behaviour by members of our staff to be completely unacceptable. In 2013, on becoming aware of the incident, SCA acted promptly by investigating and terminating the employment of the manager.

“SCA supported Blake including assisting him with his conversations with the police and providing him with extensive counselling. This support was ongoing for the duration of his remaining two and a half year employment, including his request to be relocated to another office within the company.

“We have and are continuing to assist the police with any further inquiries they may have.”

Phillips has been approached for comment by Mumbrella.


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