Jesinta Campbell Seeking Legal Advice Over Daily Telegraph Piece

28/09/2015 8:44 AM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST
Janie Barrett / Fairfax Media

Jestina Campbell and fiancee Lance "Buddy" Franklin are reportedly seeking legal advice in regard to a piece written about them by The Daily Telegraph reporter Annette Sharp.

The column -- which advised Franklin and Campbell to "postpone indefinitely" their wedding due to Franklin's mental health issues -- has garnered significant media attention since its publication on Saturday, and has also prompted Campbell to make a public statement on her Facebook page.

The Press Council has confirmed that it has received at least one complaint, and that the usual process for dealing with such complaints has started.

Sharp also wrote that Campbell should put off her nuptials for now, “because Jesinta’s appeal and allure will halve when she marries, as half the consumer market – men – will rapidly lose interest in their dream girl who is no longer single".

The Australian has reported the couple is planning to sue The Daily Telegraph, with Campbell's agent Sharon Finnigan decrying Sharp's piece as "disgusting" and "awful."

The Huffington Post Australia has reached out to Finnigan for comment.

Reaction to Sharp's piece has, unsurprisingly, been unfavourable, with some readers questioning how the article was published in the first place.

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Others have taken to social media to voice their disapproval or to tweet messages of support.

On Twitter, Sharp has defended the piece as well as accusing other media outlets misquoting or misrepresenting her point of view.

The Huffington Post Australia has chosen not to link to Sharp's piece.

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