Erin Molan, Anthony Seibold call out internet trolls in 60 Minutes interview

Erin Molan has slammed ‘scum of the earth’ internet trolls while Anthony Seibold has told 60 Minutes a person with some ‘very high-profile friends’ was responsible for a recent online smear campaign against him.

The Channel 9 presenter and ex-Brisbane Broncos coach will both share their stories of the toll cyber-bullying has taken on them in a segment to be aired on Sunday night.

“It just really hurts you, you go to some pretty dark places,” Molan, who is a popular target of online trolls, told Channel 9’s 60 Minutes .

“… You’re not big, you’re not tough, you’re scum of the earth.”

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“… Every single Australian should be terrified about what is going on online at the moment.”

Seibold was at the victim of vicious online rumours in August.

The unfounded claims that went viral on social media led the 46-year-old to remain in Sydney following the Broncos’ Round 13 loss to the Rabbitohs to attend to what was described at the time as a family emergency.

It proved to be Seibold’s final game in charge of the Broncos, with the 2018 Dally M Coach of the Year leaving the club by mutual agreement with three years remaining on his contract.

“My situation went viral on social media, defamatory comments, my reputation was ruined,” Seibold told 60 Minutes. 

“It’s been pretty tough, particularly the last couple of months. In some ways it’s like the wild west out there. My situation went viral with defamatory

60 Minutes Producer Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson Heads to Nickelodeon as VP of News Programming

The election is less than a month away, and Nickelodeon is continuing to beef up its news team as we approach the big day.

Nickelodeon announced that it is tapping 60 Minutes veteran producer and Emmy and Peabody Award-winner Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson as vp of news programming, and as the executive producer of the recently rebooted Nick News series, which re-launched in June with the acclaimed Kids Race and Unity special, hosted by Alicia Keys and which Laguerre-Wilkinson co-executive produced.  Based in New York, Laguerre-Wilkinson will report to president of ViacomCBS Kids & Entertainment president Brian Robbins.

The network says that in this newly created role, Laguerre-Wilkinson “will spearhead Nick’s commitment of speaking to kids about the news and issues of the day they care about most, overseeing all aspects of research, development and execution of news segments across Nickelodeon’s platforms.”

“Magalie is a gifted journalist and producer with a long-proven ability to communicate the news of the day with compassion, empathy and precision” Robbins said in a statement. “Kids are well aware of the issues that affect their families and the world, and the talent and experience Magalie brings will serve as the foundation for how we aid or spark important conversations for our audience.”

Nickelodeon shares a parent company with CBS (ViacomCBS). Needless to say, it would have been more difficult for Nick to get re-launch a news operation if not for the assistance, resources, and brainpower of CBS News.

Laguerre-Wilkinson spent more than 15 years as an ap and producer on 60 Minutes stories for Ed Bradley, Lesley Stahl, Bob Simon, Steve Kroft, Anderson Cooper, and more. She was the key producer on one of the broadcast’s most memorable and inspiring stories about the Kimbanguist Symphony Orchestra in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which won Peabody and