KIIS FM staffer Joshua Fox has broken his silence on his shock confrontation with Hollywood heartthrob Jacob Elordi over the weekend.
The altercation allegedly unfolded outside the Clovelly Hotel in Sydney’s eastern suburbs at about 3.30pm on Saturday.
NSW Police said an investigation had been launched after a 32-year-old was allegedly assaulted by a 26-year-old.
Discussing the incident on-air on The Kyle And Jackie O Show on Monday, an audibly shaken Fox alleged the Euphoria star grabbed him by the throat and pushed him against a wall.
Fox was sent to the Clovelly Hotel by KIIS FM to create a video of Elordi, who was there with two men and a woman.
KIIS FM staffer Joshua Fox has broken his silence on his shock confrontation with Hollywood heartthrob Jacob Elordi over the weekend. Pictured: Elordi on Saturday
Fox said he waited for The Kissing Booth actor to leave the venue before approaching him.
Fox playfully asked the actor for a sample of his bathwater as a gift for radio host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson.
The request is a reference to an infamous scene in Elordi’s runaway hit film, in which another character drinks Elordi’s used bathwater.
He then alleged Elordi, who stands at 1.96m, ‘got up in his face’ and ‘backed him against a wall’, as his two male friends surrounded him on either side, preventing Fox from stepping away.
‘[I was] feeling quite intimidated that and I’m thinking something’s gonna happen here because I can’t move. They’re all surrounding me against this wall,’ Fox said.
He then claimed Elordi demanded that he delete footage of the incident, which he refused to do.
‘I’m thinking if I delete this footage, there’s no evidence that this encounter happened,’ Fox said.
He claimed Elordi started ‘acting aggressively’, saying he felt ‘intimidated’ by the situation.
Elordi then allegedly ‘flipped’, before allegedly pushing Fox against a wall and grabbing him by the throat.
Fox then claimed that one of Elordi’s two male friends jumped in to pull the actor off him.
Moments later, Fox said he quickly walked back towards the pub, prompting one of Elordi’s male friends to follow him.
The male friend approached Fox and demanded that he not talk to the press.
‘[He told me], “Make sure that video goes nowhere. make sure you tell no one about this”, making me shake his hand. Again, I felt intimidated by it,’ Fox said.
Audio from the run-in was also played on Monday morning’s episode of The Kyle and Jackie O Show.
Elordi is pictured at the Clovelly Hotel with a male friend on Saturday before the incident
In it, video producer Fox approached Elordi with an empty jar and asked the actor if he could fill it with his bathwater and ‘send it to the studio’ for host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson, who Fox claimed is ‘a huge fan of the movie Saltburn’.
‘You’re kidding,’ an apparently-annoyed Elordi replied.
‘Are you filming?’ he then asked, with Fox confirming he was.
‘Can you not man, please?’ Elordi said.
Co-host Kyle Sandilands claimed Elordi compelled Fox to delete the footage, however he was later able to retrieve it from his recently deleted files.
In the audio, Fox’s request was politely made, and Fox seemed to quickly comply with Elordi’s request to cease filming.
Addressing the run-in on Monday’s show, Jackie said: ‘When Josh heard that Jacob was at one of the hotels nearby on Saturday afternoon, he went down there. He didn’t want to invade his privacy so he didn’t go inside the hotel, he waited outside.
‘Apparently [Fox] thought it would be funny to give him this Tupperware container that said “Jacob’s bathwater” written on it and Jacob didn’t love that.’
Daily Mail Australia can reveal police have seized CCTV of the confrontation and alleged assault.
‘The man did not sustain any injuries,’ a NSW Police spokesperson said.
‘Inquiries into the incident is continuing.’
Elordi was allegedly involved in an altercation with a TikTokker and KIIS FM employee outside of a popular pub on Saturday
Celebrity entertainment reporter Peter Ford also weighed in on the incident later on The Kyle And Jackie O Show, arguing that Fox provoked Elordi.
Elordi was at the hotel and socialising for several hours before the alleged incident unfolded.
The Australian Hollywood star, 26, raised eyebrows earlier this month when he made disparaging remarks about The Kissing Booth movie franchise, which he starred in between 2018 and 2021, in his GQ Men of the Year cover story.
‘I didn’t want to make those movies before I made those movies,’ he told the publication, adding: ‘Those movies are ridiculous. They’re not universal. They’re an escape.’
But fans of The Kissing Booth have slammed Elordi online, calling him ‘ungrateful’ and ‘disrespectful’ to his former colleagues.
‘Jacob Elordi needs to understand that when you crap on a project like he has, he’s also crapping on his co-stars, the creators, and especially the fans,’ one user wrote.
‘Those movies are important to a lot of fans. Don’t dismiss them because you suddenly moved up a peg,’ they added.
Elordi, who recently starred in the blockbuster film Saltburn, was at the hotel and socialising for several hours before the alleged incident unfolded
Elordi is currently Down Under filming his role as Australian Imperial Force soldier Dorrigo Evans in Amazon Prime Video’s five-part adaptation of Richard Flanagan’s 2013 novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Another agreed: ‘I dislike actors who belittle their humble beginnings, where their careers began.’
The Kissing Booth was Elordi’s second feature film role and – thanks to record breaking binging by fans – he soon became a household name.
Elordi is currently Down Under filming his role as Australian Imperial Force soldier Dorrigo Evans in Amazon Prime Video’s five-part adaptation of Richard Flanagan’s 2013 novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North.
Elordi will next reprise his role as ‘psychopathic’ East Highland High School quarterback Nate Jacobs in the third season of Euphoria (featuring a five-year time jump), which began filming in December.
Daily Mail Australia contacted Clovelly Hotel for comment.