'Too Far': Reporter Groped at World Cup Speaks Out

Julieth Gonzalez Theran says she was 'humiliated'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 21, 2018 2:45 PM CDT

"We do not deserve this treatment," says a female reporter groped and kissed by a male bystander during a live report on the World Cup from Russia. Colombia's Julieth Gonzalez Theran completed the June 14 segment for Deutsche Welle's Spanish news channel without missing a beat—her breast-grabbing, cheek-kissing assailant had vanished by then—but it wasn't easy. "I felt under pressure and humiliated … I couldn't even think," she tells ESPN. "I share the joy of football but we must identify the limits between affection and harassment," she adds on Instagram, per CNN. "This one went too far." Deutsche Welle is also calling attention to the incident. "Sexual harassment is not okay. It needs to stop," it says in a Thursday tweet, per the BBC. (More World Cup stories.)

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