Consequences for ORF star Roman Rafrider: After turning ZIB-Flash on Tuesday night, appearing intoxicated, he was promptly suspended by ORF shortly thereafter. The fact that the presenter apologized for his appearance and explained to him “special reasons” did not change the serious consequences.
Rafreider has been one of the most famous faces of Austrian broadcasting over the past year. Also on Tuesday, just before 10 a.m., he was supposed to give a brief overview of the news as usual. His expression receded several times, and he stammered and had to hold on to the moderation table so as not to overturn. According to insider information, no one in the studio noticed his condition because Raffrieder pulled out a few minutes before recording. After that it is too late to change anything. It wasn’t until after the scandal: ZIB’s night was postponed and Martin Thür was found as a replacement.
Meanwhile, there are also explanations for the disturbing behavior of Ruffrayder: according to statements from the medium’s environment, he is currently struggling with a severe blow of fate – and therefore “looks deep in the glass”. Crohn reported that Rafrider’s father is currently dying in intensive care, but this has not yet been confirmed.
Anyway, the famous ORF announcer has lost his job (for now). The case and the legal consequences are now being examined by the HR department. (jk)
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