Police launch probe after reporter heckled by slur
Police are investigating after a female reporter was heckled with a notorious sexist slur while on camera in St. John’s, N.L.
Const. Geoff Higdon of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says they received a complaint Thursday that a CBC reporter was heckled as she reported from the annual St. John’s Regatta a day earlier.
Peter Gullage, executive producer for CBC Newfoundland and Labrador, said Friday reporter Carolyn Stokes was doing a lakeside interview. A young man ran up behind her and screamed the phrase - often abbreviated a friend said.
“It happened in full HD the guy ran up to Carolyn and yelled it,” Gullage said. “From our point of view it’s workplace harassment.” to “FHRITP” as recorded it, he