Eurovision disqualifies the consultant of the Netherlands, Joost Klein, investigated by the Swedish police | Television | EUROtoday

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The Dutch consultant Joost Klein has been disqualified this Saturday from the Eurovision ultimate, being till then one of many favorites for the betting homes. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) defined in a press release that “the Swedish police are investigating a complaint from a member of the production team, due to an incident that occurred after the singer's performance in the semi-final on Thursday.”

“While the legal process continues, it would not be appropriate for it to continue in the contest. “We would like to make it clear that, contrary to some media reports and social media speculation, this incident did not involve any other artists or members of the delegation,” the statement said.

“We maintain a zero-tolerance policy toward inappropriate behavior at our event and are committed to providing a safe work environment for all pageant staff. In view of this, Joost Klein's behavior towards a female member of the team is considered a violation of the rules of the contest,” continues the assertion, which doesn’t specify whether or not it’s a sexual assault or a bodily assault. The ultimate of the 68th music competition will subsequently proceed with 25 collaborating songs as a substitute of the deliberate 26, the group liable for the occasion has acknowledged.

Since the artist was faraway from the ultimate Eurovision rehearsals on Friday, hypothesis pointed to a doable confrontation between Klein and personnel associated to Israel's controversial participation within the music contest, an assumption that has now been denied by the EBU. The most important controversy up to now on this version of the competition has centered on the efficiency of twenty-year-old Eden Golan, categorised final Thursday within the second semi-final because of televoting with the subject Hurricane. For months, and much more intensely in current weeks, Malmö has hosted a number of demonstrations to protest the inclusion of Israel within the contest after its position within the Gaza warfare.

The motive why the rumors intensified a few battle between the consultant of the Netherlands and the Israeli delegation was the tense state of affairs that Klein and Golan skilled on the press convention after the second semifinal this Thursday, by which They achieved their classification. It occurred when a Polish journalist requested the Israeli artist about her accountability within the highest degree of terrorist alert that Malmö was experiencing: “By being right here, you’re a safety danger and a hazard to everybody! Do not care?”. Faced with this question, the moderator of the press conference told Golan that, if he did not want to, he did not have to respond. “Why not?” Klein then intervened out loud, an episode that quickly went viral on the networks.

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