Reporter groped, kissed during live FIFA World Cup broadcast in Russia

21 June 2018, 11:26 AM
Reporter groped, kissed during live FIFA world cup broadcast in Russia (Video Grab)
Reporter groped, kissed during live FIFA world cup broadcast in Russia (Video Grab)

A Spanish news channel reporter was harassed by a man during her live FIFA World Cup broadcast on Friday. As Julieth Gonzalez Theran started her live broadcast, a man suddenly ran up to her, kissed on the cheek and disappeared.

However, undeterred by the incident, Theran continued with her live broadcast from Saransk for Deutsche Welle's Spanish news channel but later lambasted the man in her Instagram post.

"RESPECT! We do not deserve this treatment. We are equally valuable and professionals. I share the joy of football, but we must identify the limits of affection and harassment," she wrote in the Instagram post along with the video of the incident.

Describing her horror, Theran said that she was at the scene for two hours to prepare for the broadcast. But the moment she went live, the guy ran up to her and took advantage of the situation.

"I had been at the scene for two hours to prepare for the broadcast and there had been no interruptions. But when we went live, this fan took advantage of the situation,” she said.

The guy, who appeared to touch her breasts, fled the spot after kissing her on the cheek. So far, the man has not been identified.

Watch below the video of the incident posted by Theran:

First Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 11:03 AM
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