TV journalist Lou Bondì has denied the claim that in his role as their media adviser he prevented the victims of Church sex abuse from presenting their cases on TV programmes that were not produced by Where’s Everybody.

He said the victims had in fact appeared on numerous TV programmes and were not ordered to stick to those of his own production company, as claimed by Lawrence Grech, one of the victims.

Mr Grech on Monday claimed they were restricted to news bulletins. His comments came after Mr Bondì stepped down from his role as media adviser and criticised anti-Church action and declarations made by the group of victims.