Sexual misconduct claims have been made against Al Porter


Today FM presenter and host of TV3's Blind Date Al Porter is facing claims of sexual harassment and misconduct. 

Porter has been accused of groping and harassing four fellow comedians. 

He has not yet publicly responded to the claims. 

'As he was paying me, he put his hand straight down the front of my jeans,' comedian Davey Reilly told The Times, who previously worked for Porter at a comedy night in Dublin. 

He went on to detail how a second groping incident occurred in the bathroom of a comedy club in Edinburgh. 

'This was in the public bathroom. There were other people around, that was how brazen it was,' he told The Times.

In a statement issued to The Journal last night, Today FM said: 'Today FM has spoken with Al Porter and his management team concerning these allegations.'

'We take any comments of this nature extremely seriously.'

'Likewise, we take the welfare of our presenters and staff extremely seriously.'