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FIFA World Cup 2018: Female Reporter Sexually Assaulted on Live TV

Reporter Julieth Gonzalez Theran was sexually harassed while broadcasting live from the World Cup in Russia and later the video of the incident was posted on the social media.

Julieth González Therán was reporting from the city of Saransk for German broadcaster Duetsche Welle’s Spanish news channel Friday when she was harassed by a man who quickly ran off.

“I had been at the scene for two hours to prepare for the broadcast and there had been no interruptions,” she told German broadcaster Deutsche Welle.

“When we went live, this fan took advantage of the situation. But afterward, when I checked to see if he was still there, he was gone.”
After posting the video on her Instagram account, González Therán called for more respect for female journalists.

“We do not deserve this treatment. We are equally as professional and deserving. I share the joy of football but we must identify the limits between affection and harassment,” she wrote.

The man has yet to be identified.

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