Hook grovels on air over rape remark
George Hook began his show High Noon on Newstalk yesterday by issuing a âprofound apologyâ for his comments broadcast last Friday about rape.
Mr Hook said that statements he made regarding an alleged rape victim in the UK were âtotally unacceptableâ. He said he realised that the comments âspread widespread hurt and offenceâ and that he was âtruly sorryâ.
He added: âI 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.
âIt 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 unreservedlyâ¦Source: Google News