In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal in Hollywood, TV veteran Judy Finnigan has revealed she was harassed by a famous ‘household name’ in the UK.
Judy said that the un-named ‘household name’ exposed himself to her and called her ‘frigid’ when she refused his advances.
The 69-year-old was in her early twenties at the time of the incident. Speaking to the Daily Star she said: “Virtually every woman involved in the wider media has had experience of these beasts.
“It has happened to me. An influential TV boss who was a household name once emerged from ‘making coffee’ in the kitchen of his flat which I’d stupidly agreed to visit at the end of a large dinner party. [He emerged from the kitchen] with his dangly bits released from his open fly.
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“When I told him to get lost and that I was going straight home, he replied angrily that I was obviously frigid.”
The man who exposed himself to Judy was not her direct boss but she said he was an “influential person” within the television industry.
No one else has yet spoken up to support or challenge Judy’s comments. This is unlikely to change until someone is named.
It is hoped that the Harvey Weinstein scandal will encourage more people to come forward and expose this unacceptable behaviour. More than 30 women have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment and assault against the Hollywood producer. Last week Emma Thompson called him a ‘predator’ and his wife, Georgina Chapman, has revealed plans for a divorce.