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Woman slaps BBC reporter after his “unintentional” grab of her boob

He was trying to usher her out of the way

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A BBC News presenter who appeared to touch a woman’s breast as he moved her aside on live TV has said it was “completely unintentional”.

News anchor Ben Brown was speaking to his colleague, assistant political editor Norman Smith, about the launch of the Labour Party election manifesto in Bradford when the men were interrupted by a member of the public.

Ben Brown (BBC News)
Ben Brown was mid-interview (Credit: BBC News)

The woman, who was carrying several bags and wearing a leopard print top and black jacket, stood between the pair and said: “Absolutely fantastic.”

Ben Brown tries to move the woman (BBC News)
Ben Brown was trying to move the woman along (Credit: BBC News)

But she was quickly brushed aside by Brown, whose right hand appeared to touch her chest as he tried to move her out of shot.

The as-yet unnamed woman then slapped him on the shoulder before walking off.

The former war correspondent later tweeted to say it was unintentional.

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