TV presenter Kay Burley is embroiled in legal feud with son of ex-colleague Anne Diamond over ‘bullying’ fight
- Jacob Diamond worked for Kay Burley at Sky News and accused her of bullying
- He has complained to her bosses about harassment and has made claims on Twitter
- Burley returns to TV on June 7 after six months off for breaking the lockdown
Veteran TV host Kay Burley is embroiled in a bitter feud with the son of her former colleague Anne Diamond.
Jacob Diamond, 28, who worked for Ms. Burley at Sky News, has accused her of harassment and bullying on Twitter and has filed a complaint with her bosses.
Ms. Burley, who will return to TV screens on June 7 after agreeing to stay off the air for six months after breaking lockdown rules to celebrate her 60th birthday last December, responded by instructing lawyers to accusing her of harassing, intimidating and smearing her.
Veteran TV host Kay Burley is embroiled in a bitter feud with the son of her former colleague Anne Diamond
Clearly, she firmly denies ever bullying Mr Diamond, claiming that he caused her “ significant distress. ”
Mr. Diamond, who has consulted his own attorneys, last night asked his followers on Twitter to contact him if they had felt bullied while working at Sky.
Ironically, Ms. Diamond provided Ms. Burley with one of her first TV breaks by recruiting her for the ITV breakfast show TV-am.
The Mail on Sunday previously revealed how resentful junior production staff at Sky News leaked details about Ms. Burley’s plans for her 60th birthday in what has been described as a “ perfect inside-job coup. ”
The star was overheard of plans to dine at the members-only Century Club, near Piccadilly Circus, with a group larger than six, the then-maximum number allowed by Covid rules.
Jacob Diamond (pictured with his mother), 28, who worked for Mrs. Burley at Sky News, has accused her of harassment and bullying on Twitter, and has complained to her bosses
The disgruntled employees secretly recruited a paparazzi photographer to take photos of the group and created an encrypted email account to leak the story to the media.
Sky declined to say last night whether an investigation had been launched, but said, “ Sky takes seriously any concerns about bullying or other workplace misconduct.
“There is a rigorous process to ensure that any claims are fully and independently investigated.”
Mrs. Burley was one of the founders of Sky News after she was recruited in 1988.
She previously hosted an afternoon live show, but was moved to anchor the breakfast schedule in 2019.