Journalist is sexually harassed while reporting on sexual harassment

Sep 25, 2015 at 1:10 p.m. ET
Image: BBC Radio Nottingham

Oh, the sweet irony. BBC reporter Sarah Teale experienced sexual harassment while filming a report on — you guessed it — the sexual harassment of women.

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The BBC East Midlands Today presenter was explaining to the camera: “95 percent of people said they had been harassed, either jeered at or had obscenities shouted at them in the street.

“And a large proportion said they had been groped or grabbed inappropriately in public,” she continued, at which point a male voice can be heard shouting in the background before he is bleeped out.

Teale motioned towards the man and shrugged towards the camera, saying: “Yeah, like that.”

BBC Radio Nottingham posted the clip on its Facebook page and within a few hours it had been viewed several thousand times.

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Comments on the post called for the station to "name and shame" the man and "show his face on TV." Some commenters commended Teale for the "self control" she displayed while being harassed.

The journalist took to her Twitter account to confirm that she had been the victim of sexual harassment — and point out the irony that it happened while she was filming a report on that very issue.

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