Comedienne Sandi Toksvig has said that she was groped while on air by "a famous individual " Declining to name the individual on the Andrew Marr Show, Ms Toksvig said that when she reported the incident staff thought it was funny.
She said; "In the eighties, which is when I started in radio and television things were very different and not to name any names, but I was once very unpleasantly groped while I was broadcasting by a famous individual who shall remain nameless.
And when I told the staff afterwards what had happened everybody though it was amusing. There was a sort of 'shrugged shoulder' approach to the whole thing."
She added that allegations of inappropriate behaviour at the BBC "did not surprise me at all and I had heard those stories when I was working at the BBC."
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