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Seven stand behind Georgia Love after leaked grammar email

Georgia Love has found herself with some support in the ongoing saga of her leaked ‘grammar’ email. 

The 33-year-old made headlines last week when she was called out by a colleague in leaked emails obtained by The Herald Sun for chastising the newsroom over grammar. 

Georgia was shamed by a senior reporter for correcting the newsroom over the incorrect use of the word ‘surgeries’ in an email titled ‘grammar note’ this week.

 More leaks: Georgia Love (picured) has found herself with some support in the ongoing saga of her leaked ‘grammar’ email. The 33-year-old made headlines last week when she was called out by a colleague in leaked emails obtained by The Herald Sun for chastising the newsroom over grammar

According to a new report in The Herald Sun on Friday, the former Bachelorette star was backed up by Seven news director Sean Menegola in the wake of the leak. 

Menegola reportedly sent round a ‘reply all’ email, telling  staff to ‘disregard the preceding email and take Georgia’s note as it was intended – feedback to make a top bulletin even better.’

He added: ‘As always, if there are any problems, please drop in to discuss’.  

More replies: According to a new report in The Herald Sun on Friday, the former Bachelorette star was backed up by Seven news director Sean Menegola in the wake of the leak. Menegola reportedly sent round a 'reply all' email, telling staff to 'disregard the preceding email and take Georgia's note as it was intended – feedback to make a top bulletin even better'

More replies: According to a new report in The Herald Sun on Friday, the former Bachelorette star was backed up by Seven news director Sean Menegola in the wake of the leak. Menegola reportedly sent round a ‘reply all’ email, telling staff to ‘disregard the preceding email and take Georgia’s note as it was intended – feedback to make a top bulletin even better’

Georgia was reportedly seen heading into Menegola’s office shortly after the email drama unfurled. 

The paper added that staff were doubly bothered by the support due to rumours that Georgia will be returned to on-air duties in the summer.   

The reality star was pulled from her on-air role at Channel Seven last month and relegated to the production desk just days after posting a ‘racist’ video on Instagram. 

Leak: The grammar email was leaked online last week. Love began her email: 'Hi friends! Just a note on using the word 'surgery' – it doesn't need to be pluralised. You have surgery, not 'a surgery', so you don't have 'surgeries'…. Ie. 'all elective surgery is cancelled'

 Leak: The grammar email was leaked online last week. Love began her email: ‘Hi friends! Just a note on using the word ‘surgery’ – it doesn’t need to be pluralised. You have surgery, not ‘a surgery’, so you don’t have ‘surgeries’…. Ie. ‘all elective surgery is cancelled’

Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Channel Seven and Georgia’s representatives for comment. 

The grammar email was leaked online last week. 

Love began her email: ‘Hi friends! Just a note on using the word ‘surgery’ – it doesn’t need to be pluralised. You have surgery, not ‘a surgery’, so you don’t have ‘surgeries’…. Ie. ‘all elective surgery is cancelled.’

Response: A senior reporter then called out Georgia for her 'unreasonable' email, encouraging the team to 'carry on' with their 'great work'

Response: A senior reporter then called out Georgia for her ‘unreasonable’ email, encouraging the team to ‘carry on’ with their ‘great work’ 

‘Alternatively, can use ‘operations’ or ‘procedures’. Eeeeeeeeeeveryone (sic) does it, it’s just one of those bug bears that’s incorrect but has snuck into our language.’

The Herald Sun understands the email was sent by Georgia following a bulletin read by reporter Melina Sarris.   

A senior reporter then called out Georgia for her ‘unreasonable’ email, encouraging the team to ‘carry on’ with their ‘great work’.

Exit: Last month, Georgia was pulled from her on-air duties at Seven and relegated to the production desk just days after posting a 'racist' video on Instagram

Exit: Last month, Georgia was pulled from her on-air duties at Seven and relegated to the production desk just days after posting a ‘racist’ video on Instagram 

The email read: ‘Hi friends. Just a note to say this note is not helpful or reasonable. Please carry on your great work and forget about it. You’re all doing a great job under difficult circumstances. Keep it going – we love you. Xxx.’   

Last month, Georgia was pulled from her on-air duties at Seven and relegated to the production desk just days after posting a ‘racist’ video on Instagram. 

The journalist had sparked backlash for sharing footage of a cat behind the window of an Asian restaurant and writing: ‘Shop attendant or lunch?!’ 

Back soon? The paper added that staff were doubly bothered by the support due to rumours that Georgia will be returned to on-air duties in the summer

Back soon? The paper added that staff were doubly bothered by the support due to rumours that Georgia will be returned to on-air duties in the summer

She deleted the video an hour later and apologised for causing ‘offence’, but at the time denied the post had any racist ‘insinuation’.

Georgia also posted a similar ‘joke’ about pets and Chinese restaurants in 2013.

Following a workplace investigation, Seven alerted staff via email that Georgia had been ‘counselled’ and reassigned to an off-camera role ‘effective immediately’.

A Seven spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia: ‘We have addressed this matter internally and disciplinary action has been taken.

Backlash: The journalist had sparked backlash for sharing footage of a cat behind the window of an Asian restaurant and writing: 'Shop attendant or lunch?!'

Backlash: The journalist had sparked backlash for sharing footage of a cat behind the window of an Asian restaurant and writing: ‘Shop attendant or lunch?!’

‘Seven does not condone this inappropriate conduct and all of our staff have the right to work in a safe, nurturing workplace free from prejudice.’ 

Georgia is understood to be ‘devastated’ and ‘deeply sorry for her actions’, and has personally apologised to her colleagues, The Herald Sun previously reported.

‘I want to apologise for an inappropriate post on my personal social media account this week and for an old post which has resurfaced,’ she said in a staff email.

Addressing the post: 'I meant absolutely no insinuation about the type of animal nor the type of restaurant, but I see that my post did not come across like that and was offensive,' she wrote online

Addressing the post: ‘I meant absolutely no insinuation about the type of animal nor the type of restaurant, but I see that my post did not come across like that and was offensive,’ she wrote online

‘I’m deeply sorry for the hurt that I’ve caused and, in particular, for offence to the Asian community. It certainly wasn’t my intention.

‘My posts were inappropriate and offensive. There is no excuse for perpetuating racist stereotypes in any forum.

‘I am committed to moving forward, learning and growing in my new role and I hope that in time I can earn your trust back.’

Star: Georgia's profile skyrocketed in 2016 when she was cast on Channel Ten's The Bachelorette. Pictured on the show with now-husband Lee Elliott

Star: Georgia’s profile skyrocketed in 2016 when she was cast on Channel Ten’s The Bachelorette. Pictured on the show with now-husband Lee Elliott 


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