Corby-Seven deal in hands of Indonesian authorities

CHANNEL Seven has finally confirmed it’s courting Schapelle Corby and waiting for the go-ahead to film an interview with the paroled drug smuggler.

The former Gold Coaster’s brother-in-law has met with Indonesian authorities in a bid to get approval for the paid interview.

There have been rumours, Corby is set to be paid as much as $2million to tell her story, but the family and Seven continue to deny that’s the case.


The Brisbane Times reports, Sunday Night journalist Mike Willesee has confirmed, Wayan Widiartha was due to meet with Corby’s parole officers yesterday in a bid to end the impasse.

Authorities have warned, Corby’s parole could be jeopardized if she tells all.

“There are concerns that she will say something subjective that will discredit corrections, or Indonesia. But if it’s just a regular interview, it should be OK,” Ayub Suratman from the Indonesian Corrections Department explained.

But Willesee said Seven was prepared to let the officers sit in on the interview if that is what it would take to make it happen.

“I don’t know what to expect,” Willesee admitted. “We’re dealing with the bureaucracy now, you can’t rely on quick answers.”

Once they have that approval, Willesee said Ms Corby herself was “good to go”.