Alexandrea Bozarjian, a journalist for WSAV3, was groped on live television while reporting in Savannah, Georgia.
Bozarjian was at the Enmarket Savannah Ridge Run when runners were passing waving at the camera. One man then appeared to try and hit Bozarjian on the bum on purpose. Her jaw dropped as the man continued to run by.
After the race, Bozarjian addressed the incident on social media.
“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,” she wrote.
Twitter worked quickly and named the man, who has since deleted his Twitter account.
Some people suggested that she should laugh the event off, but many people backed Bozarjian up.
“To the man who violated my beautiful, talented, professional and BRILLIANT friend LIVE ON TV: There’s a TEAM of people looking to teach you a lesson in how to not disrespect a woman who is just trying to do her job. Parents, stop raising boys to objectify women and let[‘s] raise them to view everyone as equals,” Jon Dowding wrote.
“Alex, as usual, handled this with grace and professionalism. Love you queen,” another colleague, Lauren Wolverton, added.