AFTV issue statement following sentencing of regular contributor 'Mr DT'
He will be offered 'no place on the channel again'
AFTV have issued a statement addressing the news of regular contributor 'Mr DT', real name Liam Goodenough, being sentenced to three years in prison.
On January 13, Goodenough's 12-month prison sentence was increased to three years after being referred to the Court of Appeal under the Unduly Lenient Sentence (ULS) scheme by the Solicitor General.
Goodenough was convicted of stalking, assaulting and kidnapping his former partner.
A few hours after the news was first reported, AFTV issued a statement from their Twitter account, explaining that they were not aware of the severity of his legal case and confirming that he will have no place on the channel again.
"This morning we have been made aware of news regarding DT, who was a regular contributor on AFTV until July 2021," the statement began.
"We are utterly appalled and disgusted by his actions and totally condemn domestic abuse, or violence of any kind.
"DT had made us aware of personal issues in his life, however we can unequivocally say that the extent of the information made public by the government today is new to us.
"DT appeared on AFTV on 1st January when the severity of his legal case was unbeknownst to us.
"The recent developments come as a complete shock to all at AFTV.
"In light of the shocking news, DT will be offered absolutely no place on the channel again."
— AFTV (@AFTVMedia) January 17, 2022