Former AFL player agent Ricky Nixon has been embroiled in an alleged verbal spat with a reporter on live radio after doctors questioned the nature of his new healthcare business venture.
Current affairs journalist Seb Costello spoke to Dee Dee Dunleavy on 3AW on Wednesday afternoon, minutes after an alleged physical altercation between him and Nixon in Port Melbourne.
“He was in a bit of a shock,” Costello said.
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“Mr Nixon has left his home in Port Melbourne and I’ve approached him – I’m very careful about how I describe what happens next because there’s video on us. current issue We provide cameras to the police – but in the process of talking to Mr. Nixon, his elbow made contact with my jaw.
“It’s fair to say this is a first for me. We get into these situations and ask questions with cameras rolling, so I can appreciate how that’s a provocative situation.
“He (Nixon) has been a public figure for many years, he has used the media for his football clients and so on, he has had many controversial incidents.
“As he was passing this post office in Port Melbourne, we approached him … and when we asked him if he could talk to us about the IV infection, there was contact between Mr. Nixon’s elbow and jaw.”
Asked if Nixon went to Costello or vice versa, Costello said, “The video speaks for itself. We will report the vision to the police.
7 News MelbourneThe cameras were also in Bay St., uploading a short video of the incident Wednesday afternoon.
After Costello detailed the alleged affair, he was allegedly approached by Nixon while speaking on the phone on Denleavy’s 3AW programme.
“Dee Dee, Mr. Nixon is approaching me now,” Costello said.
Costello allegedly told Nixon: “Mr. Nixon, calm down. I mean, I’m live on 3AW right now, so I think it would be nice if we could take 10 minutes and talk.
“We can slow him down, but you have to get out of my place, please.”
Costello told Dunlevy that Nixon was “looking at me on the street right now.”
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He then had another conversation with Nixon, which was broadcast live on 3AW.
“What’s that? Mr. Nixon, we’re not going to do something because you said it… We’re on a public road, Mr. Nixon… The police will see our video tape, Mr. Nixon, and I think they’ll make a decision,” Costello was heard saying.
“There’s no standing back. There’s no standing back.
“I’m on the phone, please calm down.”
Minutes after speaking with Costello, Nixon published a post on social media.
Nixon wrote on his Facebook page: “Oh dear Sookie la la I was filming on Bay St to buy lunch without my permission and when I asked Ro (sic) to get out of my way they got their real offense.”
9 spokesman said Herald Sun“We’re contacting Seb and his security to make sure he’s okay.”
Reporters tried to interview Nixon on Wednesday. Herald Sun He detailed the push toward IV flu treatments.
Doctors filed complaints with their News Corp publication about the service Nixon was promoting, saying it was unproven and potentially dangerous.
Dr Roderick McRae, Victorian president of the Australian Medical Association, said: “It’s ironic that characters often offer information to vulnerable patients for too much money and that fools and money are easily separated. Herald Sun.
“There’s no evidence that any of this is going to help Vivi and there’s really no evidence that this is going to help with anything.”
Nixon responded to comments from Dr. McCray earlier Wednesday via social media.
“Thank you everyone for your amazing support this morning – without a ticket on the ChickenTrain, let’s talk about how the media survives in this world,” he wrote.
“Medical Association chief Roderick McCrae is waiting in circles as he is forced to apologize today.
This ‘Professor of Fresh Air’ has no idea how Victoria’s No.1 mobile health business Vital Health Checks employs the best and most experienced doctors and nurses in Australia.
“We don’t sit behind a fat man in the office stealing taxpayers’ money. We are on the road most days helping the community. When was the last time you visited Ararat Benalla Sales Echuca and Castlemaine doing a community health check?
“Of course you could have given me a courtesy call to check your facts before you (Cicci) opened a big gob.”
Nixon played 63 games for Carlton, St Kilda and Hawthorn over 10 seasons before signing AFL big names such as Wayne Carey, Tony Lockett, Jason Dunstall and Gary Ablett Sr.
In the year In 2011, the 58-year-old man lost his job and lost his license after having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old girl.