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Dutch Eurovision entry axed from contest after ‘incident’ with female production worker

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Saturday, 11 May, 2024, 17:48
Dutch Eurovision entry axed from contest after ‘incident’ with female production worker

Dutch contestant Joost Klein was dropped from Saturday’s Eurovision final just hours before the event, following an “incident” involving a female production crew member.

“Swedish police have investigated a complaint made by a female member of the production crew after an incident following his performance in Thursday night’s Semi Final,” the European Broadcasting Union said in a statement.

“While the legal process takes its course, it would not be appropriate for him to continue in the Contest.”

Dutch contestant Joost Klein was dropped from Saturday’s Eurovision final just hours before the event, following an “incident” involving a female production crew member.

“Swedish police have investigated a complaint made by a female member of the production crew after an incident following his performance in Thursday night’s Semi Final,” the European Broadcasting Union said in a statement.

“While the legal process takes its course, it would not be appropriate for him to continue in the Contest.”The person was not detained, police said without naming the individual, adding the matter had been referred to a prosecutor. move “disproportionate,” adding that it was “shocked by the decision.” move “disproportionate,” adding that it was “shocked by the decision.”