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One of a handful of men who accused Alan Jones of inappropriate behaviour has been revealed as a tech guru who is a scion of one of Australia's most influential families.
Alexander Hartman, the son of retired Sydney North Shore obstetrician, died suddenly in 2019, aged 39, in Switzerland, where Hartman lived with his wife and two children.
The Sydney Morning Herald on Thursday reported bombshell claims - strenuously denied by Jones, one of Australia's most famous broadcasters - relating to young men who had worked with the former 2GB radio presenter.
Jones strenuously denied the allegations and signalled in a statement on Thursday afternoon that he intends to launch defamation action against Nine's newspapers.
The report also cast light on the sad fate of the Australian entrepreneur Mr Hartman - founder of media distribution companies NewZulu and Matilda Media.
Mr Hartman belonged to an influential family - the son of the famous Dr Keith Hartman and older brother of John Hartman, who was jailed alongside his business partner, Roxy Jacenko's husband Oliver Curtis, for insider trading.
Alexander Hartman (above with Roxy Jacenko's sister Ruby Davis) died in his sleep in 2019. he was 39
Oliver Curtis (above with his wife Roxy Jacenko) was jailed in 2016 on the prosecution evidence of his former elite private school mate, John Hartman
Alan Jones (above) has strenuously denied allegations made relating to young men who had worked with the former 2GB radio presenter
In 2007, while Alexander was working as a social media manager for celebrities and politicians, 21-year-old John Hartman and Oliver Curtis