News National Seven refuses to confirm Corby deal

Seven refuses to confirm Corby deal

Schapelle Corby
The Seven Network will not confirm that it has secured an exclusive interview with Schapelle Corby.
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The Seven Network is refusing to confirm reports that it has a struck a multi-million media deal for an exclusive interview with drug smuggler Schapelle Corby.

Corby was granted parole on Monday after more than nine years in an Indonesian prison for trying to smuggle more than 4kg of marijuana into Bali.

However, Corby covered herself from head to foot as she left the jail and travelled around Bali, visiting the prosecutor’s office and corrections office before being whisked to a luxury villa – all with her face covered.

It’s believed she covered herself to protect a media deal with Seven, estimated to be worth between $1.5 and $3 million.

The agreement is believed to embrace an exclusive interview with Seven’s current affair show Sunday Night, plus a magazine photo-shoot and interview with one of the network’s affiliated magazines.

Seven, however, refused to comment.

Veteran Australian journalist Mike Willesee appears to have scored the interview for Sunday Night.

Willesee has been spotted in Bali following Corby’s every movement since her release on Monday morning.