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Judy Finnigan recalls TV boss exposing himself to her at a dinner party

She was discussing harassment against women in the media industry

Following the sexual-harrassment claims against Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein, it seems that more and more people are bravely speaking out about similar incidents that have happened to them.

And the latest celebrity to make allegations of inappropriate behaviour is Judy Finnigan.

The Daily Express columnist recalled an occasion when a TV boss EXPOSED himself to her at a dinner party.

And she went on to say that such incidents are widespread in the media world.

Judy, now 69, revealed that the traumatic episode occurred while she was attending a function as a 22-year-old.

Referring to the unnamed executive, she recalled: “An influential TV boss who was a household name emerged from ‘making coffee’ in the kitchen of his flat… with his dangly bits released from his open fly.

“Charming it was. When I told him to get lost and I was going straight home, he replied angrily that I was obviously frigid.

“I never had any further conversation with him. It had no effect on my career.”

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And the former Richard & Judy presenter was adamant that sexual harrassment is a common problem across the industry.

“There are certain kinds of men who take advantage of their standing in the industry [and] feel they can get away with it,” she said.

“Virtually every woman in the wider media has experience of these beasts.”

Hollywood has been shaken by the allegations against Weinstein, 65. Following an exposé published in the New York Times earlier this month, numerous women have complained about their alleged treatment at the hands of the Miramax founder.

A-listers Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Rose McGowan are just a few of the names who’ve spoken out.

Despite denying the allegations, Weinstein has been fired from his own firm, The Weinstein Company, and his wife has also left him.

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Back in August, Judy’s husband Richard Madeley added his tuppence-worth to the sexism debate during a discussion on Good Morning Britain.

The 61-year-old told a detective for the Met Police that he would “deck” any “creep” who tried to take a picture up Judy’s skirt.