Germany: Journalist kissed, groped during live broadcast

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Cologne, Feb 8: It is a female journalist's worst nightmare to be sexually harassed and molested on camera. RTBF Television Network journalist was groped and abused by men while she was reporting live from the annual Cologne carnival.

The incident took place on Thursday when Esmeralda Labye was reporting live from Cologne and was groped by men. Labye while reporting, was unaware that the men were standing behind her.

Journalist groped during live broadcast

While she was speaking on camera, the men were seen making sexual gestures behind her. Speaking to a daily, Labye said: "While reporting live, I got a kiss on the back of my neck."

Soon after a man whispered in her ears: "Would you like to sleep with me tonight."Thats when she felt two hands on her shoulder, she said.

However since most of the carnival goers were drunk, she continued to report and then went off air. It was then that she realised that one of them was groping her.

"I lost my temper. Knowing that I was not live, I angrily turned back and told them: You did that twice, not once! Don't touch me, don't touch me," she said.

The men then left without saying anything.

Meanwhile, Cologne was in news recently for many incidents of sexual assault on New Year's eve by men of North African or Arabic origin.

However Labye said that the men who harassed her were 'young men speaking German.'

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