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Hook grovels on air over rape remark

Jennifer O’Brien

The Times

George Hook apologised to listeners at the start of his show High Noon
George Hook apologised to listeners at the start of his show High NoonNIALL MARSHALL /IRISH NEWS OF THE WORLD

George Hook began his show High Noon on Newstalk yesterday by issuing a “profound apology” for his comments broadcast last Friday about rape.

Mr Hook said that statements he made regarding an alleged rape victim in the UK were “totally unacceptable”. He said he realised that the comments “spread widespread hurt and offence” and that he was “truly sorry”.

He added: “I would like to apologise to victim s of rape, their families, the organisations who work to reduce the stigma around rape. And [to] those who try and increase reporting of crimes involving sexual violence.

“It was wrong of me to suggest that any blame could be attributed to those victims. By doing that, I played a part in perpetuating the stigma and I unreservedly…

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