KISSED ON THE JOB

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Some­times even be­ing live on cam­era doesn’t pro­tect you from ha­rass­ment. Juli­eth Gon­za­lez Theran, a fe­male sports re­porter work­ing for the Span­ish lan­guage di­vi­sion of Ger­man broad­caster Deutsche Welle (DW), was groped and kissed, even as she filmed a live World Cup broad­cast from the Rus­sian city of Saransk. Grabbed by a man who went on to kiss her on the cheek, she bravely con­tin­ued the broad­cast.

Later, post­ing a clip of the in­ci­dent on so­cial me­dia, she wrote, “RE­SPECT! We do not de­serve this treat­ment.” She added, “We are equally valu­able and pro­fes­sional. I share the joy of foot­ball, but we must iden­tify the lim­its of af­fec­tion and ha­rass­ment.” The man in ques­tion had ap­par­ently taken ad­van­tage of the sit­u­a­tion, as Juli­eth main­tained, and soon van­ished from the scene.

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