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Richard Keys slams Gabby Logan’s ‘serialisation of smears’ after accusations in the direction of him

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Richard Keys has furiously hit again at presenter Gabby Logan in a surprising 1,000 phrase publish after she made a collection of accusations in the direction of the previous Sky Sports activities host – slamming her ‘serialisation of smears’ after she known as him a ‘merciless dinosaur’.

Keys – who now works alongside his broadcast associate Andy Grey on beIN Sports activities within the Center East – vowed to take authorized motion towards BBC host Logan after her claims in her memoirs, which have been serialised by the Mail on Sunday.

Among the many allegations have been that Keys and Grey joked about refusing to have intercourse with pregnant ladies whereas Logan was carrying twins.   

Keys has now taken an enormous swipe at Logan and stated she ‘at all times had an terrible lot to say’ – revealing she was generally known as ‘The Gabbler’ when he labored together with her in broadcasting.

He known as lots of her claims ‘nonsense’ and ‘very unhappy’ as he disputed the allegations, together with that he was sacked from Sky Sports activities over misogyny in the direction of lineswoman Sian Massey in 2011.

He wrote in his prolonged weblog publish: ‘How unhappy that any person I haven’t seen for 30 years – and for whom I went out of my approach to assist begin their profession – feels the necessity to take a budget and inaccurate choice by smearing me – along with just about everybody within the business (together with, it appears, your entire Sky enterprise) – in her upcoming autobiography. 

In the book, Logan says Keys tries to claim he 'kick-started her career' while righting to save his following sexist comments while working for Sky Sports

Former Sky Sports activities host Richard Keys has hit again at BBC presenter Gabby Logan after she made a collection of accusations towards him in her memoirs

Logan described Logan and his broadcasting partner Andy Gray (L) as 'dinosaurs waiting to be made extinct' in her autobiography

Logan described Logan and his broadcasting associate Andy Grey (L) as ‘dinosaurs ready to be made extinct’ in her autobiography

‘Producers, administrators, cameramen, sound technicians, statisticians – everybody it appears – has both belittled her or tried to dam Gabby Logan’s profession. Besides they didn’t. Actually, I can’t consider anybody who’s had extra of a leg up. 

‘Let me say this. I’ve dealt earlier than with the incidents surrounding my resignation from Sky. I repeat – resignation. I used to be not dismissed. I’ve taken accountability personally in what occurred. It’s greater than time to maneuver on. 

‘They gave [Logan] the nickname ‘Gabbler’. She at all times had an terrible lot to say – not plenty of it very complimentary. For those who don’t thoughts, I discover studying Logan’s serialisation of smears very unhappy.’

In detailed extracts from her memoir, Logan recounted a dialog between Keys and Grey on a flight to Istanbul forward of the 2005 Champions League last.

Keys claimed Logan was known as 'The Gabbler' because she 'always had something to say - and not a lot of it was complimentary'

Keys claimed Logan was generally known as ‘The Gabbler’ as a result of she ‘at all times had one thing to say – and never plenty of it was complimentary’

Logan wrote: ‘I used to be seven months pregnant with twins, and I used to be enormous. I appeared like I might swallowed an area hopper.

‘In full earshot of me – and anybody who is likely to be listening in our business-class cabin – Richard stated: “So, Andy, what do you consider pregnant ladies?”

‘”I am afraid I do not discover them very engaging, Richard. Actually, I by no means slept with my spouse when she was pregnant with our youngsters.”

‘”So you did not have intercourse, Andy?” Keys requested.

‘”No, I did not say that, Richard.”

‘Then they laughed their heads off at their little “comedy” routine.

Logan did not hold back when discussing Keys' alleged behaviour in her memoirs

Logan didn’t maintain again when discussing Keys’ alleged behaviour in her memoirs

Keys claimed he helped Logan in her early career and added: 'I can’t think of anyone who’s had more of a leg up'

Keys claimed he helped Logan in her early profession and added: ‘I can’t consider anybody who’s had extra of a leg up’

‘I used to be embarrassed, in fact, and thought their feedback have been particularly merciless, making an allowance for they each had youngsters and wives of their very own.’

Logan provides: ‘Keys and Grey have been dinosaurs, ready to turn out to be extinct.’

Responding to her claims initially, Keys stated he would refer the matter to his attorneys.

Keys has initiated legal action against Logan

Keys has initiated authorized motion towards Logan

In response, Keys, 65, tweeted on Saturday night time: ‘As regards to an article revealed by The Mail on Sunday written by Ms Gabby Logan. Ms Logan has made a variety of wildly inaccurate allegations within the means of defaming my popularity.

‘I’ve referred the matter to attorneys with a view to continuing with libel motion.’

Elsewhere within the ebook extract, Logan alleged: ‘I do not actually need to write loads about Richard Keys; he was dismissed, together with Grey, once they have been caught speaking lewdly concerning the lineswoman Sian Massey, and after he was caught asking pundits within the studio if they might ‘smash it’, referring to a different girl.

‘In a single painful-to-listen-to monologue aimed toward saving his UK profession, he tried to argue that he could not be sexist, as a result of he’d helped get me a job and kick-started my profession. He actually did not get it.’


She additionally claimed {that a} well-known male presenter requested her ‘what number of footballers have you ever notched up in your bedpost?’, a query that left her ‘dying inside’. In his assertion, Keys denied he was the person who stated the comment. 

Key left Sky Sports activities in January 2011 after the derogatory feedback about Massey and after additional clips emerged of him and Grey making sexist feedback off-air.

Key apologised for his ‘prehistoric banter’ on the time, saying: ‘Such feedback have been made off-air to work colleagues, and have been, in fact, by no means meant to be broadcast.

‘If off-air conversations of tv and radio presenters have been recorded, there could be nobody left working. That’s not to defend what occurred.’

In June 2013, Keys and Grey have been employed by beIN to host Premier League and European soccer.

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