SAVANNAH, Ga. — A local news reporter in Georgia has filed a sexual battery report with the Savannah Police Department after a man smacked her buttocks live on air as she was covering a marathon — a man who turns out to be a youth minister at a United Methodist church.
“To the man who smacked my butt on live TV this morning: You violated, objectified, and embarrassed me. No woman should EVER have to put up with this at work or anywhere!! Do better,” Alex Bozarjian of WSAV-TV wrote to Twitter on Dec. 7.
Bozarjian was covering the Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run live on air last Saturday, and several runners waved at the camera as they passed by.
However, one man suddenly slapped the reporter on the bottom as he passed by. Bozarjian, being taken off guard by the incident, had a look of shock and annoyance come over her face for a moment before she tried to move on with the news segment.
Tommy Callaway of Pittman Park United Methodist Church in Statesville has since come forward and admits that the act was in poor judgment, but also states that he didn’t realize he touched her behind.
“I was caught up in the moment,” he told Inside Edition. “I was getting ready to bring my hands up and wave to the camera and to the audience, and there was a misjudge in character and decision-making. I touched her back. I did not know exactly where I
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