BBC Reporter Harassed During Field Report About Street Harassment

In the ultimate demonstration of an investigative report’s problem of interest coming to life, BBC journalist Sarah Teale was verbally harassed by an unidentified male passerby during a report on street harassment.

Teale was sitting outside in Nottingham, running through a list of numbers regarding the prevalence of sexual harassment against women in public. According to the BBC, she explains: “An online study showed that a shocking 95% of people said they had been harassed, jeered at, or had obscenities shouted at them in the street and a large proportion said they’d also been groped or grabbed inappropriately in public.”

Almost immediately after Steale finished her lines, a man off-camera blurted out pretty much what she had just been talking about. “Yeah, like that,” she said as she pointed towards the unseen individual.

Teale later told the BBC that she was “genuinely shocked” by the outburst: “It’s not banter, it’s not funny and no-one should have to put up with it.”

Before the segment aired, the BBC reporter offered a brief preview of the incident on Twitter:

Check out the clip above, via Daily Mail.

[h/t Death and Taxes]
[Image via screengrab]

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