Channel Seven presenter Johanna Griggs has put Australian magazine Woman’s Day on blast for publishing a “creative” and “dramatised” story about her and her husband, and questioned whether the gossip mag had not learned anything after Rebel Wilson’s successful lawsuit against them.
Wilson recently won her defamation case against Bauer Media who accused her of lying about her real name, age and childhood.
The House Rules and Better Homes and Gardens host posted a picture of the magazine cover to Instagram along with a long rant about the story, which claimed that she had saved her husband, Todd’s life with a “sixth sense” premonition about his health, which Griggs denied.
“I didn’t have a 6th sense about anything… nor did I save my husbands life,” she wrote.
“The doctors and medical staff who looked after him did.”
She went on to explain that the event involving Todd’s health had been far less dramatic than the article claimed.
“Todd wasn’t rushed off to hospital like you’ve made up in your fantasy world. In fact we booked in to see specialists and doctors and in to the hospital like thousands of other families do every year.”
Griggs isn’t the first to throw the Rebel Wilson lawsuit at Woman’s Day.
Aussie actor Russell Crowe recently threatened to “go all Rebel Wilson on their ass” via a similar post.
Oh @womansdayaus Did you not learn anything from @rebelwilson smashing you in court?? Or even from me calling you out previously for taking a lot of poetic license with your articles. I see you’ve excelled with your creative writing yet again this week…. which as usual is filled with more errors than I thought could be possible. For the record: I didn’t have a 6th sense about anything… nor did I save my husbands life. The doctors and medical staff who looked after him did. Todd wasn’t rushed off to hospital like you’ve made up in your fantasy world. In fact we booked in to see specialists and doctors and in to the hospital like thousands of other families do every year. (Hence why I pulled out of the coverage of the Melbourne Cup Carnival in 2016) Jess and Joe are 21 and 20. And the pic you have used is so old that you still have Snowy in it (who died in September last year!) In fact pretty much the only thing that is accurate in your article is that Todd did have an operation and for the record he has been doing really well since. And as much as he giggled at your cover line of being called ‘The Bravest Man in the World’ even he thinks that’s a stretch. Seriously guys – give it a rest, and stop over dramatising things for us. We are just fine thanks! #fakenews #fantasy #makebelieve #notreality