A TV reporter was doing her work by taking a byte, the camera was rolling and she was reporting, that’s when a man in white car passed by and passed a comment on her. Everything was captured on camera.
Police in Canada are investigating after a TV reporter was harassed as she filmed a segment by a man who hurled a vulgar comment at her.
In the town of Kitchener in Ontario, Krista Sharpe, a reporter for Canadian broadcaster CTV, was filming when a driver yelled “f-k her in p-y” out of his car window before speeding away.
On Twitter Monday, the reporter shared the footage, writing: “This is not funny and it is not cool. As much as I’d love to say it doesn’t bother me, it does. It makes me feel like sh*t. Especially as VJ who is always alone. This still happens to female reporters everywhere and it needs to stop.”
Sharpe said the harassment was particularly worrisome because she often works alone, adding: “It is still happening everywhere to female reporters and it needs to stop.
To Sharpe’s tweet, the Waterloo Regional Police replied, saying officers would be looking into the matter.
We apologise for seeing this @KristajSharpe. It is utterly unacceptable,” wrote the department.
The CBC confirmed that Waterloo Regional Police Chief Bryan Larkin said the video, which has since been shared thousands of times, could be presented as evidence.
Larkin also tweeted saying, “This incident is unacceptable, vulgar and offensive. No one should be subjected to hate and bullying within workplace.”