George Roberts, a cast member of Married at First Sight UK, has reportedly been arrested on suspicion of using coercive and controlling behavior. ‘Country bumpkin’ Roberts was wed off to ‘city girl’ April Banbury during the current series, but their marriage contract is not legally valid. Let’s see why was George Roberts arrested and April’s response in detail.
WHAT HAPPENED TO GEORGE ROBERTS?
George Roberts, a cast member of Married at First Sight UK, has apparently been detained on suspicion of using coercive and controlling behavior. ‘Country bumpkin’ Roberts was wed off to ‘city girl’ April Banbury during the current series, but their marriage contract is not legally binding.
The news comes in response to complaints made by ex-girlfriends to The Sun newspaper, to which Roberts strongly denied any wrongdoing. Last month, he released a statement through his representative in which he said that any and all false claims against him are “extremely distressing” and that he “does not condone abuse.”
INVESTIGATION OF THE POLICE
According to reports published by The Sun, Roberts was later imprisoned on suspicion of using abusive and controlling behavior. Despite being released on bail, the most recent reports state that Roberts is still under investigation by the Metropolitan Police.
The Met revealed in a statement:
“On Thursday, September 29, a 40-year-old male was arrested in Worcestershire on suspicion of using coercive and controlling behavior. He was transported to a police station and released on bail awaiting more investigation.”
Since the 29 September arrest, E4 has been broadcasting the current season of MAFS, which features Roberts and Banbury’s “marriage.”
APRIL BANBURY’S RESPONSE TO THE ARREST
April said that she and her husband George Roberts are still featured in the pre-recorded shows that E4 executives are still broadcasting. Father of four April Roberts, a financial advisor, has been released on bail by Scotland Yard and maintains his innocence. On Monday night, April posted on Instagram that she was going to dinner with her father and a friend.
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The romance may have ended over the weekend, according to April, who reportedly “she doesn’t want to ever see him again.”.
TRIBUTES ON SOCIAL MEDIA
One person noted:
“I’m watching #MAFSUK, and it’s difficult to see George give counsel knowing that he was recently arrested for coercive control, one user commented. I’m curious as to why they didn’t re-edit.”
Another person commented:
“I find it absolutely revolting that Channel 4 continues to broadcast episodes of Married at First Sight with George Roberts after he has been charged with cruelty.”
A third wrote:
“George is waving his red flag and giving people nothing but pain and upset and channel 4 as well as MAFS just allow it to continue… what’s a little mental health damage when you’re bringing in the viewers?!”
After first meeting at the altar on the popular show, George wed former Miss Great Britain April, 33, in a non-binding ceremony. Viewers have been thrilled by their friendship, but some are describing the choice to keep displaying his moments as “extremely unattractive.”
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