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Karl Stefanovic calls a crisis meeting after Michael Clarke footage leaks

“Karl has been rocked to the core…”
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Karl Stefanovic has swung into protective mode, calling an urgent family crisis meeting in the aftermath of his shock altercation with Michael Clarke.

“Since that fight video went public, Karl has been rocked to the core. He is terrified that there could be more footage to come,” a close family friend tells New Idea.

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“Because [wife] Jasmine witnessed the whole ugly showdown, Karl is very glad he has her to lean on.”

“Jas did everything she could to break up the fight, and is standing by Karl as they navigate the damage that’s been done.”

Also giving Karl, 48, support are his brothers Tom and Peter, Pete’s wife Sylvia Jeffreys, and his three eldest children, especially daughter Willow.

On tenterhooks, Karl “knows he cannot afford another crisis like this one”, adds the source.

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A source has told New Idea that Karl Stefanovic was “rocked to the core” when footage of his altercation with Michael Clarke went public. (Credit: Getty)

“He has told the family that’s enough, no more dramas!”

In what’s been dubbed the celebrity dust-up of the decade, Karl and Michael were secretly filmed in an ugly brawl during their recent combined family holiday on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

Caught on camera by a local bystander in a Noosa park, the pair get verbal with one another after Michael, 41, gets slapped across the face twice by his girlfriend, and Karl’s sister-in-law, Jade Yarbrough, 30.

A furious Jade is heard accusing Michael of cheating with his ex-girlfriend, designer Pip Edwards. It’s alleged the exes had a tryst over Christmas, while Jade was holidaying in the US with Karl and Jasmine, 38.

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She also said she saw a text message from Michael inviting Pip to join him in India, when he heads there to commentate on the cricket.

Michael issued an apology for his behaviour, saying: “[I’m] the only one at fault.”

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