Late cricket legend Shane Warne's daughter Brooke, while speaking at a non-profit gala in Melbourne, got candid about her mental struggles following Channel Nine's announcement about her father's biopic.
While attending an event on Sunday, October 2, she raised awareness around mental health support and suicide prevention. The upcoming biopic was "unauthorized" since Brooke did not approve of the TV movie. ALSO READ | Shane Warne’s LAST VIDEO Captured On CCTV: Australian Star Returned To Villa After Thai Outing-WATCH!
In the past, Brooke had expressed her disapproval by slamming Channel Nine for the "disrespect." Taking to her Instagram stories, she said, "Do any of you have any respect for Dad? Or his family? Who did so much for Channel 9 and now you want to dramatise his life and our family’s life 6 months after he passed away? You are beyond disrespectful.”
Brooke’s story comes following an insensitive discussion which occurred between Channel Nine presenter Jo Hall and radio personality Dee Dee Dunleavy.
A Daily Mail report quoted Brooke saying that her involvement with the charity helped her to deal with Channel Nine’s decision of making a documentary on her father’s life even though her family was against the same.
"With the extra media scrutiny created by dad’s passing I need to stay mindful to deal with the attention. Especially with the negative aspect, such as the total disrespect shown by Channel Nine in creating a biopic about dad so soon after he passed," Brooke was quoted as saying by DailyMail.
Soon after the backlash, Warne’s family held emergency talks to tide over the situation.
Warne’s former manager James Erskine also reportedly met with the channel’s director of television Michael Healy and head of drama Andy Ryan recently on behalf of the family.
Channel Nine announced the documentary shortly after the cricketer’s death and began the pre-production within three weeks of his death, and the decision was put on his eldest daughter in mental unrest. Brook, the eldest daughter of Shane Warne, expressed strong disapproval for the same.
As reported earlier, Warne passed away in March when he was on a holiday in Thailand at the age of 52, and the cause of death was determined as a ‘heart attack.’ ALSO READ | Shane Warne Passes Away At 52: Australian Cricketer's Manager REVEALS Final Moments Of The Cricket Legend; 'Come On, You're Going To Be Late'
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