Thursday 4 August 2022 06:13 AM Ricky Nixon calls out A Current Affair reporter Seb Costello, says he should be ... trends now
Fallen AFL agent Ricky Nixon has urged his supporters to chase Channel 9 journalist Seb Costello down the street as payback after he was ambushed by the reporter.
Costello, 35, confronted Nixon over his latest questionable business venture, which led to the A Current Affair reporter copping an elbow to the head and saying he would be reporting to police.
But Costello himself is set to front court over an unconnected incident after he was charged this week with two counts of unlawful assault - with his alleged victims breaking their silence on Thursday.
Melbourne siblings Finn, 23, and Xanthe, 22, allege Costello confronted them after they had mistakenly blocked off access to his driveway.
Xanthe's partner was waiting in the parked car, blocking the laneway off Boyd Street, Richmond on February 11 while the brother and sister were in their house nearby.
A Current Affair Reporter Seb Costello (pictured) claims he was interviewing Ricky Nixon when he copped an elbow to the jaw - but he himself has been charged with assault
The brother and sister spoke to The Herald Sun, alleging Costello walked up their steps and yelled at them and, when they were apologetic, he turned more aggressive.
'I had to put my hand out on to his chest to stop him from pressing up against me,' Xanthe said.
She claimed she needed to step back inside her house to regain her balance because he had moved up to the top step in front of her and that only when Finn said he would call the police did he back off.
They also allege Costello let fly with another tirade at Xanthe's partner in the car as he walked off.
Costello, who works for A Current Affair, said he was on 'compassionate leave' when the argument occurred because his grandmother had died.
He said the 'disagreement' was minor and that he remained on the lower step and did not threaten or assault anyone.
The siblings disagree and said they were 'disappointed' that he acted so 'angry' and 'entitled' over the public laneway being blocked.
Costello is set to front Collingwood's Neighbourhood Justice Centre on September 28.
Nixon said his fans should wait for Mr Costello