Married At First Sight EXCLUSIVE: Liam Cooper Dismiss Jason Engler’s Apology As ‘Damage Control’ After Calling Him A ‘Full-fledged Gay’ In THAT Shocking Leaked Video
A week has passed since a leaked video surfaced of three Married At First Sight cast members ridiculing Liam Cooper and questioning his sexuality.
And the prison warden has revealed that he has not yet received a personal apology from two of his co-stars in the video: Jason Engler and Johnny Balbuziente.
“Jason has not apologized to me,” Liam told Daily Mail Australia on Sunday as he celebrated his 30th birthday in Canberra.
Response: Married At First Sight’s Liam Cooper (above, in Canberra on Sunday) has dismissed Jason Engler’s apology as ‘damage control’ after last week’s shocking leaked video scandal
When asked what he thought of Jason’s apology – which he made in a statement to the media – Liam said, “That’s just harm reduction.
‘Those are real lies. He had to apologize to me several times [in person], but he didn’t. So I don’t think he really means it. ‘
Liam went on to say that Jason’s statement was not genuine and that he only apologized for being contacted by a journalist.
Unfair: When asked how he felt about Jason’s apology – which he made in a statement to the media – Liam said, “That’s just harm reduction. Those are real lies. He had to apologize to me several times [in person], but he didn’t. So I don’t think he means it sincerely ‘
Caught: Liam (pictured with co-star Booka Nile) went on to say that Jason’s statement was not genuine and that he only apologized because he was contacted by a journalist
Liam’s comments are consistent with what sources have said about the whole affair – namely, that Liam was angry Jason made a statement to the media without first personally apologizing.
When asked if Johnny personally apologized, Liam said he hadn’t.
The other person in the leaked video, Liam’s ‘wife’ Georgia Fairweather, apologized to him privately, but they haven’t spoken to each other since the footage went public last week.
Liam is said to have kept quiet about the video – which was filmed three days before his last vows to Georgia – until he sat down with his castmates at the MAFS reunion in February.
Offensive: In the two-minute clip obtained by Daily Mail Australia, Jason (pictured) calls Liam a ‘full-fledged gay’ and makes fun of him for ‘not going to the gym’
Slur: Liam’s own ‘wife’ Georgia Fairweather (left) laughs when Jason (right) calls him a ‘full-fledged homosexual’ – even though Liam has made it clear that he’s attracted to both women and men
After Liam confronted his fellow stars at the reunion, Jason reportedly refused to take any responsibility for his actions and made no apologies.
[Liam] called Jason, Georgia and Johnny because it was disgusting, but they weren’t impressed with their actions, ‘said an insider.
Jason, 35, did not apologize for what he said in the leaked images until he was approached for comment by Daily Mail Australia last week.
“I would like to sincerely apologize for my comments regarding the sexuality of a fellow MAFS contestant,” he said in a statement through Channel Nine’s publicity department on April 5.
“ After a few drinks too many, I made some inappropriate comments that I’m embarrassed about and deeply regret. I will learn from this and try to become a better person through this experience. ‘
Spoiler alert: Jason’s (left) hurtful comments were made three days before Liam and Georgia filmed their final vows – which air Tuesday nights – confirming all but the couple’s split. Liam and Georgia are pictured on their wedding day
In the two-minute clip obtained by Daily Mail Australia, Jason calls Liam a ‘full-fledged homosexual’ – 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 ‘.
Meanwhile, Johnny and Georgia giggle in the background.
The video in question was filmed and uploaded to Georgia’s Instagram account in November as she, Jason and Johnny caught up with Brisbane.
Jason’s hurtful remarks were made three days before Liam and Georgia filmed their final vows – which air Tuesday night – almost confirming their split.
Married At First Sight will continue on Channel Nine on Tuesday at 7:30 PM
Support: Liam spoke to Daily Mail Australia on Sunday as he celebrated his 30th birthday in Canberra with co-stars Booka Nile (left) and Samantha Harvey (right)