TV5 official statement on Paolo Bediones sex video scandal

Television network TV5 issued an official statement regarding the sex video scandal involving broadcast journalist Paolo Bediones.

Paolo Bediones

The recent issue involving our news anchor, Paolo Bediones, on social media is a purely personal and private matter in which TV5 has no involvement or desire to intrude.

We accord our employees and talents all respect that are due them for their privacy and personal action or decision.

We disapprove strongly the malicious and wanton publication of the video, an act that clearly violates pertinent cybercrime laws.

We firmly express our support for our anchor Paolo Bediones in the face of a controversy that represents nothing more than an attempt to smear his reputation."

The controversial video was leaked online via the file sharing site MediaShare by still unknown sources. In it, a man and woman are having an intimate moment inside a bedroom.

The woman in the sex video scandal has not been identified, but her partner is believed to be TV anchor Paolo Bediones.