Reason sexist presenter not sacked
LONDON: The BBC director general has publicly explained to Britain’s culture secretary why he did not sack one of his star sports presenters for making sexist comments on air.
Lord Hall wrote to Maria Miller after she had demanded to be kept abreast of “further action” against John Inverdale, 55.
The TV host has been at the centre of a sexism row after saying Wimbledon women’s champion Marion Bartoli was “never going to be a looker”.
In a scathing letter written by Miller to Hall on the matter, she said she wanted the corporation to confirm its commitment to its coverage of women’s sport.
Hall’s reply made it clear Inverdale would face no further disciplinary action. He said Inverdale had been “spoken to” and had apologised. – Daily Mail