Footage has surfaced of Married At First Sight star Jason Engler insulting his bisexual co-star Liam Cooper, calling him ‘ugly and plump’ – as Liam’s own ‘wife’ Georgia Fairweather laughs in the background.
In the Daily Mail Australia two-minute video, Jason, 35, calls Liam, 29, a ‘full-fledged gay’ – even though he’s made it clear that he’s attracted to both women and men – and makes fun of him for ‘not go to the gym’.
The clip also features Georgia – Liam’s experimental partner on the Nine show – and co-co-star Johnny Balbuziente, 30.
The video was filmed and uploaded to Georgia’s Instagram account in November as she, Jason and Johnny caught up with Brisbane.
Jason’s hurtful comments were made three days before Liam and Georgia filmed their latest vows – which are not yet to air on TV – confirming all but the couple’s split.
‘Full-fledged gay’: footage has surfaced of Married At First Sight star Jason Engler (pictured) insulting his bisexual co-star Liam Cooper, calling him ‘ugly and chubby’
Slander: Liam’s own ‘wife’ Georgia Fairweather (left) laughs in the background while Jason (right) insults her ‘husband’ and calls him a ‘full-fledged homosexual’ – even though he’s made it clear that he’s attracted to both women feels and men
The video starts with Jason – who has no shirt, two sunglasses and is holding a glass of white wine – saying, “Cheers to everyone. Can I say one thing now?
“He’s not one hundred percent anymore … I wouldn’t give anymore because we’re free and going to run amok in Brisbane.”
You can hear Georgia say off camera, “Jason, tell them what you’re talking about.”
Happier Times: Liam was introduced as the show’s first bi-sexual groom. In the picture with Georgia on their wedding day
“May I say Georgia’s husband, a **, w ** ker, I don’t remember what his name is – Liam – is 110 percent and he’s a wanker and Georgia is better than him.”
“He’s ugly, fat and plump,” Jason continues.
“I’m standing by the pool and just want to say that Georgia’s husband is completely gay. He’s ugly and chubby and doesn’t go to the gym. ‘
‘May I say Georgia’s husband, a **, w ** ker, I don’t remember his name – Liam – is 110 percent and he’s a wanker and Georgia is better than him,’ begins Jason
“I’m standing by the pool and just want to say that Georgia’s husband is completely gay. He’s ugly and chubby and doesn’t go to the gym. Johnny is then heard saying, ‘You’re bi-what? … Bisexual? referring to Liam, who has admitted to being openly bisexual on the show
Johnny, who is a music theater actor, also says, ‘You’re bi-what? … bi-sexual? ‘ referring to Liam being openly bisexual.
Jason adds, ‘He hasn’t been to the gym in 64 years. Georgia is much hotter than him and he hits way above his average. ‘
“She can’t wait to say shut your mouth and get out of here in a few days, chubby little girl, and that’s all I have to say about that.”
“He hasn’t been to the gym in 64 years. Georgia is much hotter than him and he hits well above his average, ”he continues
What would Kerry think? Johnny Balbuziente (pictured) can be heard commenting on Liam’s sexuality
Johnny then urges Jason not to post the video, before Georgia laughs as the footage ends abruptly.
A source close to Liam told Daily Mail Australia that he felt ‘absolutely betrayed and heartbroken’ after viewing the footage.
Liam is said to have kept quiet about the video until he was reunited with his castmates at the Married At First Sight reunion in February.
Heartbroken: In a conversation with Daily Mail Australia, a source close to Liam has said the 29-year-old prison manager was ‘absolutely betrayed and heartbroken’ when viewing the footage
“He called Jason, Georgia and Johnny at the reunion because it was disgusting, but they were not impressed with their actions,” the source said.
“They didn’t say it wasn’t okay or believe they had done something wrong … Georgia and Johnny have LGBTQI family and friends, but not one of them held or stopped Jason,” they continued.
How would Johnny’s family feel if he learned that Johnny wasn’t going to stop? Georgia’s best friend who attended their wedding as a bridesmaid is also a gay man. ‘
Confronted: According to an insider, Liam is going to confront Jason, Georgia and Johnny with the video during the show’s upcoming reunion
The source also revealed that the video took its toll on Liam, who ‘struggled mentally’ and ‘lost a lot of weight’ as a result.
They added: ‘Imagine he hasn’t watched the footage. He would have made a commitment to Georgia and not know what she was really thinking. ‘
Jason has since expressed remorse for what he said in the leaked video.
“I would like to sincerely apologize for my comments regarding the sexuality of a fellow MAFS participant,” he told Daily Mail Australia.
“After a few drinks too many, I’ve made some inappropriate comments that I’m embarrassed about and greatly regret.”
“I will learn from this and try to become a better person from this experience.”
Liam, Georgia and Johnny have also been contacted for comment.
Married At First Sight will continue on Channel Nine on Tuesday at 7:30 PM
Sorry: Jason has since apologized for his actions by telling Daily Mail Australia, ‘After a few drinks too many, I made some inappropriate comments that I am ashamed of and deeply regret’