Jacob Elordi Under Investigation for Allegedly Assaulting Radio Producer Over Saltburn Joke in Australia

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Jacob Elordi is currently involved in a police investigation after allegedly assaulting a KIIS FM radio producer in Australia over the weekend.

On Saturday, February 3, the Euphoria actor was allegedly involved in a physical altercation with Joshua Fox, a TikTok creator and producer for KIIS FM's The Kyle & Jackie O Show, one of Australia's biggest radio shows.

Fox recounted the incident on The Kyle & Jackie O Show on February 5, stating that he approached Elordi outside of a hotel in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs and, according to Variety, asked Elordi “if he could have some of his bathwater for Jackie O for her birthday" while recording the interaction.

The question is a reference to the viral scene from Elordi's film Saltburn, in which Barry Keoghan's character slurps Elordi's character's bath water from around the tub drain. The scene has inspired a scented candle — which also went viral — and spurred reactions from multiple other stars and Elordi himself while appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in mid-January.

According to Variety, Elordi asked Fox to “stop filming and delete the footage" and an argument allegedly ensued. “I refuse to because I feel uncomfortable right now and this is the only evidence,” Fox said on The Kyle & Jackie O Show's most recent broadcast. “And then Jacob kind of just flips and he kind of pushes me against the wall and his hands are on my throat.”

The Daily Mail Australia reported that police have obtained CCTV footage of the alleged assault, and the New South Wales Police offered a statement to Variety about their investigation of the incident on Monday: “Officers attached to Eastern Beaches Police Area Command are investigating after a man was allegedly assaulted outside a hotel in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. 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 Jacob Elordi did not immediately respond to Teen Vogue's request for comment.

The Australian actor had an impressive run over the past few months, recently hosting Saturday Night Live and receiving critical acclaim for his roles in Saltburn and Sofia Coppola's Priscilla. Elordi is currently gearing up to take on the role of Frankenstein's monster in an upcoming Guillermo del Toro adaptation.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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