Runner apologizes for slapping Georgia reporter's rear on live TV

Cheryl Sanders
December 11, 2019

Three days after a Savannah, Georgia reporter called out a man on Twitter who smacked her on her backside on live TV while she covered a foot race, Alex Bozarjian went on national TV to discuss the impact the incident had on her. "No lady ought to EVER need to endure this at work or anyplace!"

"While we regret the situation, Mr. Callaway did not act with any criminal intentions", Turner stated in an announcement.

Bozarjian did confirm that Callaway attempted to contact her to explain that his intention was not to hurt her, but says whether he meant it or not is irrelevant.

Numerous individuals, especially individual columnists, communicated their help for Bozarjian just as outrage for what she needed to experience. "I touched her back; I did not know exactly where I touched her".


When asked if she is interested in hearing more of what Callway has to say, Bozarjian says, "I think what is most important here is that, he took my power, and I'm trying to take that back".

"I would say the reason why maybe it caught so much fire is because the emotion is extremely relatable for women all over the world".

Bozarjian was facing the camera describing the atmosphere for viewers watching live when a runner appeared to separate from the group as he approached her. According to their attorney, the man's family doesn't anticipate case in which he is "a loving husband and parent who'd no unlawful motives".

A man in sunglasses could be seen smirking as he violated the young journalist, who was stunned into momentary silence by the incident. "Yesterday afternoon we identified him and shared his information with the reporter and her station". Police have said it will be up to her to pursue a criminal complaint.


Bozarjian told CBS This Morning that she has actually felt some "female guilt" saying that the social media attention brought that on.

"I'm not going to really debate that - because he did hurt me", Bozarjian told CBS' "This Morning" earlier on Tuesday.

"It was an terrible act and an very bad mistake", Callaway said. And i want time for the.

The Savannah Sports Council, which organizes sports-related events for the city, said in a Twitter post they would "not tolerate behaviour like this" at one of their events.


Bozarjian filed a police report Monday, and the man, Tommy Callaway, was banned from future Savannah Sports Council races.

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