Karl Stefanovic and Cassandra Thorburn new battle over kids
“We’ve been discarded and disposed of”
By Practical Parenting team
August 16 2018
Karl Stefanovic’s former wife Cassandra Thorburn has broken her silence about their split, and her alleged treatment since.
In an interview with the Australian Women’s Weekly, she described how she and her children have been ‘discarded and disposed of’ by Karl and his family.
‘Last year, I declared that Karl really was dead to me, a man I no longer know, but the children still have their father,’ she said.
‘The flip-side of that is I feel like we're dead to his family and almost anyone from our old life.
‘There has been practically no contact. I feel like we've been discarded and disposed of, replaced by a whole new line-up of starters.’
Karl Stefanovic’s family have hit back with a statement to TheFix dismissing Cassandra’s claims.
‘We are disappointed Cass would claim such inflammatory suggestions that we have alienated Karl's children from our family,' the statement read.
'Nothing could be further from the truth. Karl regularly co parents his children and has his loving family around them.
'We refuse to keep a running dialogue of the children. There are custody and financial matters before the Family Court and Karl has abided by every single one of them and we will not jeopardise it.
Family is often compromised when parents go through a painful divorce and we do our best to continue our love and support for the children.'
Karl and Cassandra split in 2016 after 21 years of marriage and have three children together, Jackson, 18, Ava, 13 and River, age 11.
The Channel Nine star met model-turned-shoe designer Jasmine Yarbrough in December 2016 and they became engaged in January 2018.