Rebecca Gibney has used Instagram to respond to a News Corp article previewing a new episode of the ABC series Home Delivery she is featured in:
I’m writing this in response to an article that was published this morning relating to a very sensitive issue in my family. I will be appearing in an episode of the ABC’s Home Delivery and in the show I have discussed my grandfather and father.
I have not seen the show and I have not been contacted for publicity nor have I given any interviews for the episode so any quotes used have not come directly from me to any journalists.
My family and I are extremely saddened that I was not contacted or informed that this article was coming out (with an appalling headline which I did not say) and I am so sad that they are using our family to sell their newspaper. It’s not on. I have always been open about my personal issues and if it helps others then my job is done.
What I do detest is somebody using our family’s personal story for publicity without even bothering to contact our family to clarify what is clearly a distressing situation for us. However, for those that have suffered any kind of abuse please know that you can get help and move forward.
My family and I are a testament to that. (And for the record, Julia Zemiro was extremely sensitive and wonderful and I loved my time with her – she is in no way responsible for this and this is not a reflection of the show).