Former Australia captain Michael Clarke and Today Show host Karl Stefanovic have reportedly been filmed in a stunning confrontation that saw the former accused of cheating.
As reported by The Daily Telegraph, the ugly incident occurred on January 10 in Noosa where Clarke and Stefanovic were holidaying with partners Jade and Jasmine Yarbrough.
The publication reports they were at dinner when Clarke was confronted by his girlfriend, Jade, who had reportedly been in contact with the former cricketer’s ex-partner Pip Edwards.
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The fight led to a park, where Clarke was seen shirtless and limping as Jade screamed: “You f**ked her on December 17 … You f**ked her, you’re a f**king dog.”
Clarke can be heard vigorously denying the accusations before he is slapped across the face multiple times.
The situation continued to escalate, however, with Clarke taking aim at Stefanovic.
“Karlos, I can tell you now c**t, don’t you f***ing walk away. She can, she can punch me, but you, you c**t,” Clarke says.
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Jade continues to scream at Clarke and hits him again
“You piece of s**t, don’t you f**king speak to him,” she says.
After Clarke continues to insist that he did nothing wrong, she says: “Oh am I wrong? You f**ked her (Edwards) on December 17, you f***ed her … you’re a f***ing dog … I’m going to show her every f***ing message you ever f***ing sent me.”
Adding insult to injury for Clarke was that at some point during the incident, he appeared to suffer an injury.
Clarke can be seen in the video limping as he walks after Jade, and reaching down to his right leg.
In a statement to The Daily Telegraph, Clarke said he “accepts full responsibility” for the incident and is “shattered” by his actions.
“I’m absolutely gutted I’ve put people I hold in the highest regard in this position,” he told the publication. “My actions in the lead-up to this altercation were nothing short of shameful and regrettable.
“I am shattered that because of my actions I’ve drawn women of class and integrity, and my mates, into this situation.”
“I own this fully and am the only one at fault.”
Clarke’s ex Edward released a statement over the incident.
“This is not my circus,” she said in a statement.
“Yet again, Michael in his true nature has not taken responsibility for his actions and I was blatantly lied to.”