Last weekend WSAV-TV reporter Alex Bozarjian was covering a bridge run in Savannah Georgia when a participating runner slapped her on her butt. She was not amused.
To the man who smacked my butt on live TV this morning: You violated, objectified, and embarrassed me. No woman should EVER have to put up with this at work or anywhere!! Do better. https://t.co/PRLXkBY5hn— Alex Bozarjian (@wsavalexb) December 7, 2019
Bozarjian filed a sexual battery complaint with the Savannah Police Department. The report says she “described the smack as a ‘smack and grab,’ advising that he also grabbed her buttocks in the same motion. She stated she felt a sharp sting after the smack and advised that it caused her to pause during the broadcast.”
After being identified from video of the run, Thomas Callaway turned himself in to Savannah police where he was charged with sexual battery.
Callaway in an interview said he felt “awful, embarrassed and ashamed”.
He claimed to WSAV that as he approached he saw people passing the reporter waving hands and planned on doing the same, and that he knew he had touched her but did not know where as he ran past. He also said he had wanted to tap her on the shoulder or the back.
Also a very informative article from Heavy.
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