Bryan Brown addresses "rubbish" COVID-19 rumour
The Palm Beach star faced an abundance of hate online after it was claimed that he and Ward were responsible for the Avalon cluster after a spike in cases resulted in new restrictions and lockdown.
“I’m not on social media so I didn’t know anything about it until suddenly I was getting phone calls from everyone,” Brown told Confidential.
It was falsely claimed that Brown and Ward had caught the strain of the virus from the US after a recent trip and that it was spread after a personal training class at their home.
“It was a load of rubbish ... I have no idea how this started,” Brown said.
“I haven’t been overseas in 18 months. I didn’t have COVID-19. I don’t have a personal trainer. I don’t live on the Northern Beaches. I have no idea how it happened.”
At the time, Ward also set the record straight on social media.
“Just to set the record straight. I haven’t been to US for over 5 yrs [sic],” she wrote on Instagram.
“I don’t have a personal trainer. I’ve been in mid north coast for past 10 days. I don’t have Covid. Pic taken 15 mins ago. Pick on another witch.”
The couple once owned a home north of Avalon but moved to Inner West.
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