George Hook has revealed why he refused to “get out of town” after he was embroiled in controversy last year for comments he made about rape live on his Newstalk show.
Back in September, the radio station announced that George had been given a new weekend slot, after he stepped down from his High Noon show.
The broadcaster was forced to step down, after he made controversial comments about rape live on air – which caused a seriously negative reaction online.
Now, George has admitted that his solicitor told him to “get out of town” following his comments, but he refused because of his family.
In an interview with VIP magazine, George said that he “paid a price for that indiscretion, which I didn’t have that much of a problem doing”.
He went on to say that he did have problem with the way it affected his family, and “still does to this very day”.
George went on to reveal that after his solicitor advised him to “get out of town”, but his wife Ingrid refused to leave and said that she was “not going to be forced out of my house”.
Agreeing with his wife, George said, “I was a bit like Ingrid, I was a bit like, ‘I’m not going to be driven out of my house.”
George went on to say, “It was live radio, I made a mistake, I’ve apologised and I will again if you want me to.”
“But what am I going to do now? Do I not go to the golf club and play a round of golf? Do I not go to Supervalu to do the shopping? Does my whole life stop? No, my life goes on… I paid a fairly hefty price. I just think, it’s done. For me there’s more to George Hook than one comment in September.”
The broadcaster now hosts two hour radio show, Sit In, every Saturday morning from 8am – 10am.