Moonbaby wrote: »
What?!!! They are taking Roman away!!! They can't do that. :mad:
joey54 wrote: »
Roman was one of the best things that ever came to Summer Bay. It's so sad that he's leaving! Hopefully it's through a storyline which will allow him to return again one day!
I really will miss him when he leaves......... :-(
STARS of squeaky-clean Aussie soap Home And Away have been caught up in a double scandal involving cocaine and a sex tape.
Stunning Jodi Gordon, who plays Martha MacKenzie, reportedly told cops "cocaine had been consumed" after being caught up in a bizarre turn of events at the home of a suspected member of a motorbike gang.
And in a separate incident, heart-throb Lincoln Lewis — Geoff Campbell in the soap — has admitted making a sex tape with a teenage starlet then showing off the footage to shocked castmates.
In an extraordinary set of circumstances, Jodi, 24, was reported missing on Wednesday by her boyfriend, Ryan Stokes, an executive at TV company Channel 7, the makers of Home And Away.
She had failed to return to their exclusive Sydney apartment after a night out with friends.
Later that night she was found by police at the Sydney home of the suspected gang member.
The unnamed man, 29, had called an Australian emergency number claiming he and Jodi were about to be attacked by five armed members of a rival gang.
When police arrived they found Jodi cowering in the man's bedroom.
She said she had seen the men trying to climb into the property on a CCTV security camera.
But when police checked the footage there was no sign of any attackers.
Jodi's male companion then reportedly said to police he had taken the sleeping pill Stilnox and may have been hallucinating.
The star then went voluntarily to a local police station and "allegedly disclosed that cocaine had been consumed that day".
The actress was released and has not been charged with any offence.
Det Insp John Maricic of New South Wales Police Force, said: "Officers responded to reports of an incident.
"Subsequent inquiries revealed no such incident had taken place."
A police spokesman last night refused to confirm that Jodi had admitted taking cocaine.
The spokesman said: "On Wednesday a 29-year-old man contacted police to say there were five armed men in the backyard of his home.
"Police immediately attended the scene.
"However, after conducting a search of the area and a canvass of the surrounding neighbourhood, no evidence was found to support the reported incident.
"Officers spoke to the man and his 24-year-old female friend.
"The woman was interviewed in relation to the alleged incident at a Sydney police station but released pending further inquiries. The man declined to be interviewed.
"Investigations are ongoing."
Jodi's father Ray Gordon said he knew nothing about her alleged involvement with gangs or drugs.
He and Jodi's mother Bronwyn were on their way to Sydney's city centre on Wednesday to search for her when they received a call from police saying she had been found.
"I can't believe that she would ever get into drugs. I know my girl, she's traveled the world since she was 13 years old," he said.
"We've talked about this, about drugs, and I just know she's never been into them."
Meanwhile, Jodi's fellow star Lincoln, 21, has admitted filming a sex act on a mobile phone last year.
Last night he said he "deeply regretted" his behaviour.
"You do stupid things when you are young," he said. "But you learn from your mistakes, that's part of growing up.
"This mistake, and what I have learnt, will contribute a lot to making me a better person in the future."
An insider at Channel 7 said the girl involved was a young female colleague, NOT Jodi Gordon.
Afterwards he showed the footage to fellow castmates and crew, the source said.
They were said to be shocked and told him to get rid of it.
The footage is now believed to have been deleted.
Lewis, son of Australian rugby league player Wally Lewis, is about to appear in the Aussie version of Dancing With The Stars.
Talking about Jodi, Channel 7's programming director Tim Worner said: "Our main concern is for her safety and her health.
"We will make sure that Jodi gets whatever support and understanding she needs at this time."
Commenting on the sex tape he added: "As soon as Channel 7 was made aware of these allegations we urgently needed to clarify fact from fiction.
"Lincoln is a young man of tremendous character.
"He acknowledges and can accept a mistake and regrets the event, which happened more than a year ago."
On Thursday Jodi attended a charity lunch in aid of Sydney's Children's Hospital but did not speak about the incident.
In March 2007 her boyfriend of two years, Chris Burkhardt, who she called her "loved soulmate", died from acute myeloid leukemia aged just 23.
Both she and Lewis have won Logies, the prestigious Australian TV awards. Jodi won the Most Popular New Female title in 2006.
Lewis was named best new male talent on TV last year. Home and Away is filmed at Palm Beach, north of Sydney.
In the UK it is now broadcast on Five.