Comic and actor Model, 48, has been accused of rape and sexual assaults between 2006 and 2013, when he was on the top of his fame and dealing for the BBC, Channel 4 and starring in Hollywood movies.
Throughout Monday’s GB Information present, Turner and Pierce mentioned the tweet as they spoke concerning the allegations towards Model that had been raised over the weekend in a joint investigation by The Times, The Sunday Times and Channel 4 Dispatches.
On Saturday following the experiences, Turner tweeted that Model was being “attacked” by “institution media” and inspired him to maintain going along with his YouTube channel which frequently rails towards these shops, hailing him “a hero”.
Pierce stated: “That’s shameful.
“You might have dismissed in a single tweet a four-year investigation by the Sunday Occasions, The Occasions and Channel 4, contemptuously, the mainstream media.”
He requested: “Don’t you assume earlier than you say he’s a hero you need to set up whether or not these very severe allegations are true?”
She replied: “Earlier than I tweeted that, I had spoken to a number of sources near Model, near The Occasions… I used to be assured that there isn’t any smoking gun on this regard.
“I stay assured having watched the Dispatches.”
She added: “In fact all people has the appropriate to not be sexually assaulted.
“Anyone who has been sexually assaulted, my coronary heart goes out to them.
“This occurs each single day.”
Pierce countered that he didn’t really feel there was “sympathy” in her tweet for the 4 ladies who’ve raised these allegations including that he was “shocked” at her assertion.
Elsewhere, the Every day Mail columnist additionally claimed Turner’s views on Model had been about Covid saying “you’re obsessed”.
He added: “Beverly Turner’s different massive hobbyhorse, she will’t get by an hour with out happening about (Covid) this isn’t about Covid, that is about severe allegations.”
Turner, 49, who has introduced on BBC Radio 5 Reside and ITV’s Formulation One protection together with Sky cooking present Style, commonly questions using vaccines on her social media account.
Model has interviewed Covid and vaccine sceptics on his on-line channels and appeared to assist protests towards pandemic measures on his Twitter account.
Turner stated Model speaks concerning the “actual points” and there’s criticism of him following his interviews with former Fox Information presenter Tucker Carlson and US Republican presidential candidate hopeful Ron DeSantis.
Earlier, she stated: “The rationale he’s a hero to tens of millions of individuals, tens of millions who shall be watching is due to his place on politics within the final three years.”
Pierce additionally stated she was “behaving like an fool” earlier than including: “You place that Tweet out earlier than you’d even seen it (the Dispatches present).”
She replied: “It doesn’t matter.”
Within the publish on X, previously generally known as Twitter, Turner wrote: “You might be being attacked @rustyrockets.
“Institution media don’t know what to do with the truth that you may have 6million subscribers & generate autonomous, realizing and authentic content material.
“You might be welcome on my @GBNEWS present anytime. We’re mainstream media. However we aren’t Institution media. There’s a distinction.
“Preserve going. This proves you’re successful. You’re a hero.”
Lately Model has seemingly turn out to be a outstanding conspiracy theorist, utilizing his YouTube channel with greater than 6.6 million subscribers to cowl topical information tales, together with alleged misinformation surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic and being an outspoken sceptic of vaccinations.
Reflecting on Model’s platform, Turner stated: “Let me inform you why he’s successful.
“He’s successful as a result of right here’s a person who generates his personal content material, beneath his personal pace, beneath his personal expense.
“He’s a risk to all of those newspapers.”