TV Reporter Calls Out Man Who Smacked Her Buttocks On Live TV

You Violated Me: US Reporter Blasts Man Who Assaulted Her On Live TV

A U.S. reporter has vented anger at a man for striking her backside during a live TV broadcast, saying "no woman should ever have to put up with this".

A reporter covering a race this weekend in Georgia got an unexpected, and unwelcome, greeting from one of the runners, and she and race organizers made clear they weren't happy about it.

Alex Bozarjian was covering the Savannah Bridge Run on Saturday morning for USA television station WSAV, speaking to the camera as dozens of competitors dashed by her.

The clip had been viewed more than eight million times as of Sunday. She then appeared shocked and briefly stared at the man before regaining her composure.

A marathon runner who smacked a female reporter's butt live on-air during a race has been banned for LIFE. this after the woman called the guy's actions "violating" and "objectifying".

The clip starts with participants running past her with some making faces at the camera - one almost bumps into her.

The assaulter was later identified by Twitterians as Tommy Callaway form Statesboro, Georgia, wearing the number 7553 at the race.

"No woman should ever have to put up with this at work or anywhere", she said.

"Yesterday afternoon we identified him and shared his information with the reporter and her station, ' council added".

The Savannah Police Department told NBC News that it has been in contact with Bozarjian, but it's up to her "how she wants to handle the situation".

'We will not tolerate behavior like this at a Savannah Sports Council event.

"DO NOT TOUCH REPORTERS", said Caitlyn Penter, another TV reporter in North Carolina.

Robert Wells, the director of the Savannah Sports Council, had tweeted at Bozarjian, saying, "what happened today is 100% unacceptable".

The man has been banned from all future Savannah Sports Council owned races.



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