Po­lice launch probe af­ter re­porter heck­led by slur

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ATLANTIC -

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

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