ANAUSTIN – AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The editor of the Australian newspaper, the Sun, says he’s happy to answer questions from reporters but won’t discuss his private life.
Sun journalist Ben “Bubba” Mowbrok says he hasn’t spoken publicly about his marriage and says he doesn’t want his marriage to be known for being something of a public spectacle.
Sun journalists Ben Mawbrok, left, and Bubba Mowbrak pose for photos during a press conference for the paper in Sydney, Australia, on Saturday, May 1, 2021.
(AP Photo/ABC News, Adam Ritter)A former editor at The Sydney Morning Herald who is now a columnist for the Sun has been accused of a “wham-bam” story.
Sun columnist Ben “The Big Dog” Mearns, a former Sun editor, told The Australian newspaper he was the subject of a tabloid story last month that quoted anonymous sources who said he cheated on his wife with a woman he met on a beach in Melbourne.
Mearns says he never engaged in any sort of extramarital affairs.
Mearn told The ABC’s RN Breakfast on Monday that he was “deeply troubled” by the allegation and didn’t want anyone to know about it.
He says he had told his wife he was engaged and married to another woman before, and that he never had sex with anyone.
“I have never been involved in any kind of sex act whatsoever, but I have never lied about my sexual past to anyone,” he said.
A source close to Mearn says he is “confident” he won’t be disciplined for his private lives, saying that while he would be “shocked” if the allegation against him was true, he’s not in any way concerned.
Mowbroks mother, who is the editor of The Sun, told the ABC that she was not aware of the alleged allegations against her son until she read the article.
The woman who made the allegations told the Sun that she and her husband had been in a relationship and had been dating for several years.
She told the paper the couple met on the beach at the same time, which the paper said was a coincidence.
The newspaper said it would not comment on whether the woman in the article was involved in a sexual relationship.
It is unclear whether Mowbridges mother and his partner have spoken publicly, but he told the newspaper he has no plans to step down from his newspaper job.
Asked about the alleged affair, Mowbrek said he was surprised and disappointed that it was reported, but wouldn’t be surprised if it happened again.
“There’s a lot of stuff that’s going on in the world,” he told RN Breakfast.
“It’s all just gossip.
I’ve got my head down and my wife is fine.”
Mowbrk says his wife and his mother have been married for seven years and has three children.
He also told RN breakfast that he has never engaged anyone in any extramaranital affairs, including with his own wife.
In his interview with RN Breakfast, Mearntns also addressed his controversial relationship with his son.
While he says he does not believe his son cheated on him, he said he never did.
When pressed on whether his son knew about the sexual relationship with a different woman, Mawbrk said, “I don’t know.”
“I don (know) exactly what happened, and I don’t want to talk about it, and if there’s anyone out there who knows that, I’m happy to talk to them,” he added.
Mearsons wife has filed for divorce, claiming he has not paid child support, but the two are separated.