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Jacob Elordi under investigation of accusation he assaulted radio producer in Australia

The situation escalated Saturday after the "Kyle & Jackie O Show" producer approached Elordi for his bathwater, a reference to the movie "Saltburn."
Jacob Elordi
Jacob Elordi at the Los Angles premiere of "Saltburn." Alberto Rodriguez / Variety via Getty Images
/ Source: NBC News

Jacob Elordi is under police investigation after he was accused of assaulting a radio producer in Australia on Saturday over a "Saltburn" joke.

Elordi was at the Clovelly Hotel in the Sydney suburbs when he was approached by Joshua Fox, a producer for "The Kyle & Jackie O Show." Fox said on the radio show Monday he jokingly asked Elordi for his bathwater to give host Jackie O, a reference to a scene in the movie "Saltburn," when the situation started escalating.

Fox claims he stopped recording their interaction at Elordi's request and agreed with not using the video. That's when Elordi "gets up in my face" and "demands I delete the footage," Fox said. 

"I'm backed against this wall. He's right in my face, and his two boys are now on either side of me," Fox said. "It's like a switch went off, and he's becoming quite aggressive, and I'm feeling intimidated."

After being confronted in such a manner, Fox said, he changed his mind about deleting the video.

“The way they’re surrounding me, I’m thinking something’s going to happen here. Someone’s going to jump me or something. So I say no, I’m not deleting that,” Fox said on the show. "I refuse to, because I feel uncomfortable right now, and this is the only evidence. And then Jacob kind of just flips, and he kind of pushes me against the wall, and his hands are on my throat.”

In a statement, the New South Wales Police Force confirmed it is investigating the incident.

"Officers attached to Eastern Beaches Police Area Command are investigating after a man was allegedly assaulted outside a hotel in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs," the police wrote. "The man did not sustain any injuries. Inquiries into the incident is continuing."

Representatives for Elordi did not immediately respond to a request for comment.