George Hook suspended from Newstalk following rape comments


George Hook has been suspended from Newstalk, it has been confirmed.

The 76-year-old broadcaster has faced ongoing criticism of his comments regarding the rape case of a 19-year-old woman in the UK.

During a live discussion, the presenter suggested that women who drink to excess leave themselves vulnerable to sexual assault, and should ultimately shoulder some responsibility if they come to harm.

In a Twitter statement, the radio outlet said:

'Newstalk can confirm that George Hook has been suspended from his duties at the station.'

'The process re: his comments last week is ongoing.'

George Hook took to Twitter following the backlash to apologise. 

The move has been met with a mixed response on Twitter., 

While the majority are pleased with the news, others think that his apology should be sufficient.  

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