Rea­son sex­ist pre­sen­ter not sacked

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - WORLD -

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

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