Reporter Left In Shock After Man Smacks Her Butt On Live TV

Lawrence Kim
December 9, 2019

WSAV News' Alex Bozarjian was on air, with runners streaming by her, many mugging for the camera, when the man approached her from behind.

Footage of the incident went viral, with one woman sharing the clip to Twitter and calling out the "jerk" who smacked Bozarjian.

The runner was soon tracked down by Bozarjian's defenders, who were matching his runner's bib number with online records. He is reportedly a youth church minister from Statesboro, Georgia.

The moment, which illustrates the kind of sexual harassment TV reporters face on the job, was captured on video and posted to social media.

"To the man who violated my attractive, talented, professional and BRILLIANT friend LIVE ON TV: There's a TEAM of people looking to teach you a lesson in how to not disrespect a woman who is just trying to do her job".

"To the man who smacked my butt on live TV this morning", she wrote. 'You violated, objectified, and embarrassed me.

"Yesterday afternoon we identified him and shared his information with the reporter and her station, ' council added".

"We will not tolerate behavior like this at a Savannah Sports Council event". We have made the decision to ban this individual from registering for all Savannah Sports Council owned races'.

In a series of tweets, Savannah Sports Council, which organizes sport-related events for the city, addressed the reporter being "inappropriately touched by a registered participant of the event".

The Savannah Police Department told NBC News that it has been in contact with Bozarjian, but it's up to her "how she wants to handle the situation". They said their ability to investigate further depends on how she would like to proceed.

Ms Bozarjian stumbled over her words as the unexpected attack took place on live television (pictured) Image: Twitter.

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