December 5, 2022

Richard Keys has furiously hit again at presenter Gabby Logan in a shocking 1,000-word 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 referred to as him a ‘merciless dinosaur’.

Keys – who now works alongside his broadcast companion 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 mentioned she ‘at all times had an terrible lot to say’ – revealing she was generally known as ‘The Gabbler’ when he labored along with her in broadcasting.

He referred to 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 anyone I haven’t seen for 30 years – and for whom I went out of my manner to assist begin their profession – feels the necessity to take a budget and inaccurate possibility by smearing me – along with nearly everybody within the business (together with, it appears, the whole Sky enterprise) – in her upcoming autobiography. 

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‘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 in my opinion in what occurred. It’s greater than time to maneuver on. 

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 companion Andy Grey (L) as ‘dinosaurs ready to be made extinct’ in her autobiography

‘They gave [Logan] the nickname ‘Gabbler’. She at all times had an terrible lot to say – not numerous it very complimentary. If you happen to 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 remaining.

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

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

”I’m afraid I don’t discover them very engaging, Richard. Actually, I by no means slept with my spouse when she was pregnant with our youngsters.’

”So that you didn’t have intercourse, Andy?’ Keys requested.

”No, I didn’t say that, Richard.’

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

‘I used to be embarrassed, in fact, and thought their feedback have been particularly merciless, taking into account they each had kids and wives of their very own.’

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

Responding to her claims initially, Keys mentioned he would refer the matter to his legal professionals.

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’

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 printed by The Mail on Sunday written by Ms Gabby Logan. Ms Logan has made a lot of wildly inaccurate allegations within the means of defaming my fame.

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

Elsewhere within the e book extract, Logan alleged: ‘I don’t actually wish to write rather a lot 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 lady.

‘In a single painful-to-listen-to monologue geared toward saving his UK profession, he tried to argue that he couldn’t be sexist, as a result of he’d helped get me a job and kick-started my profession. He really didn’t 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 mentioned the comment. 

Keys left Sky Sports activities in January 2011 following the derogatory feedback about Massey, thought-about a pioneer for ladies in soccer refereeing, and after additional clips emerged of him and Grey making sexist feedback off-air.

Keys 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 supposed to be broadcast.

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

In June 2013, Keys and Grey have been employed by beIN to host Premier League and European soccer. They’ve been presenting on the Doha-based channel ever since.

Keys had offered Sky Sports activities’ protection of Premier League soccer from its inception in 1992, and was the face of the broadcaster’s Tremendous Sunday protection, earlier than his departure 11 years in the past.