Seven News Melbourne has been accused of failing to attribute vision from an A Current Affair story which screened in 2021.
ACA reported on bullying in the workplace when a young Melbourne apprentice, Ilyas Elkharra, was hung up by his feet during a work Christmas party.
In the footage, which Nine noted had been posted to social media, Mr Elkharraz’s boss Steve Yousif can be seen prodding and slapping him, as others laughed in the background.
Seven News yesterday reported Mr Yousif confessed to the bullying prank in court this week.
Meanwhile ACA reporter Sam Cucchiara posted online that Seven had failed to attribute their vision.
“You can even hear our story playing in the background,” he noted.
Hi @7NewsMelbourne – you’ve based your entire story off vision obtained exclusively by A Current Affair, with zero attribution. You can even hear our story playing in the background.
— Sam Cucchiara (@SamCucchiara9) November 13, 2023
Seven has been contacted for comment.