Real Housewives’ Gina Liano slams Labor Party for using footage of her to discredit Scott Morrison


Real Housewives star unleashes on Labor Party for using footage of her in attack video against Scott Morrison: ‘I’m appalled’

  • Reality star Gina Liano has slammed Labor for using video of her in an attack ad
  • The clip spliced footage of Liano and Scott Morrison together to discredit the PM
  • Liano, who is a barrister, has since issued legal letters to have the clip removed
  • She states she was ‘appalled’ by the ad and says Labor are ‘bullies’ for posting it

Real Housewives of Melbourne star Gina Liano has slammed the Labor Party after they used footage of her from the reality series in an attack ad against Scott Morrison. 

Liano, 56, said she was ‘appalled’ by the advertisement, which cut footage of her and the Prime Minister together to discredit his stance on electric vehicles. 

The clip was posted to the Labor Party Twitter page last Tuesday with the caption: ‘We’ve had enough too, Gina. Only Labor will make it cheaper for your next car to be electric.’ 

Real Housewives of Melbourne star Gina Liano (pictured) has slammed the Labor Party after they used video of her from the reality series in an attack ad against Scott Morrison

Liano, who is a barrister, said the video was defamatory, ‘not authorised’ and that the Labor Party were ‘bullies’ for publishing it in the first place. 

‘To me it feels disrespectful that they’re suggesting I’d speak to the Prime Minister in such a way. Irrespective of my political affiliations,’ she told the Herald Sun.

‘It’s a misrepresentation and my affiliations are private and it’s quite damaging to me.

‘They don’t care what I think clearly, they’re so ambitious they’ve gone ahead and not sought my permission and when they know they don’t have my permission they’ve gone ahead and used it anyway. 

‘They’re complicating the situation and misleading my fans, the followers and the public.’

The highly-respected barrister stressed that she didn’t ‘want to be affiliated’ with the clip. 

Liano has issued several legal letters to lawyers representing the ALP and the spokesperson behind the video in a bid to have it taken down.

The attack ad has not yet been removed from the Labor Party Twitter account.

The reality star said she was 'appalled' by the advertisement which spliced footage of her and the Prime Minister (pictured) together to discredit his stance on electric vehicles

The reality star said she was ‘appalled’ by the advertisement which spliced footage of her and the Prime Minister (pictured) together to discredit his stance on electric vehicles

Liano, who is a barrister, claims the video was defamatory, 'not authorised' and has issued legal letters in a bid to have it taken down

Liano, who is a barrister, claims the video was defamatory, ‘not authorised’ and has issued legal letters in a bid to have it taken down

The video begins with a scene of Liano from Real Housewives of Melbourne, where she says, ‘I don’t understand a friend who says one thing to your face and then turns around and tells the girls something else’.

It cuts mid-scene to footage of Scott Morrison from April 2019 – only a month out from the 2019 federal election – where he tells the press: ‘Bill Shorten wants to end the weekend when it comes to his policy on electric vehicles’.

The advertisement then plays out the remainder of the previous scene with Liano.

A recent clip is played out with the Prime Minister denying a claim made by a journalist asking why he was promoting electric vehicles when he campaigned against them in the previous election. 

It then cuts back to Liano from Real Housewives once again, who says to the camera: ‘I’ve had enough. I’ve actually had enough.’ 

The video begins with a scene of Liano from Real Housewives of Melbourne, where she says, 'I don't understand a friend who says one thing to your face and then turns around and tells the girls something else'

The video begins with a scene of Liano from Real Housewives of Melbourne, where she says, ‘I don’t understand a friend who says one thing to your face and then turns around and tells the girls something else’

Liano said she will continue with her efforts to have the video taken down.

She addressed her letters to lawyers representing the Labor Party and Labor’s national secretary Paul Erickson, who authorised the advertisement. 

A response letter from lawyers representing the two parties states Gina has no ‘grounds’ to issue any legal action. 

They wrote: ‘We are still uninformed of the grounds upon which your client claims to have the right to bring any of the actions identified and threatens to bring proceedings against our clients.’ 

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