Wednesday 22 November 2017

Babestation models to travel to Westport to apologise to residents over X-rated calls

Westport town and inset Michael Ring
Westport town and inset Michael Ring
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

The adult channel at the centre of a row with residents in Westport, Co Mayo has invited Regional Development Minister Michael Ring to meet them when they travel to his constituency tomorrow.

Babestation representatives and three of station’s models will travel to Westport tomorrow to apologise to residents who have inadvertently been receiving calls from users of their adult chatline.

The station decided to travel to Westport to meet residents after the Sunday Independent revealed Mr Ring had contacted broadcast regulators and gardai about constituents receiving calls from people believing they were calling an x-rated phone service.

When callers to the UK based chatline do not included an international dial code they get put through to residents in Mayo.

Read more: Adult TV station 'Babestation' apologises to Westport residents over x-rated calls

Today, Babestation released a second statement inviting Mr Ring to meet them and announcing the names of the models who will also travel to Mayo to meet locals.

“Babestation have formally invited Minister Michael Ring to meet representatives in Westport, but he has declined the invitation. Given that this problem was brought to the attention of Babestation in the public domain, they would like to rectify the issue in kind,” it said.

“The visit signals both an opportunity for residents, and the media, to liaise with Babestation, as well as providing a platform to make clear the changes that are set to be made in order to ensure such an issue doesn't arise again.

“Three models (Vicky Narni, Priya Young and Alexa Brooke) will attend alongside Babestation colleagues; with the sole intention of achieving the above. They are set to arrive into Westport at around 2pm and will make arrangements to speak to those that wish from then onwards,” it added.

Mr Ring said he would not meet the station and said they were making fools out of his constituents and the media.

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