The runner who slapped a WSAV-TV reporter’s backside finally came forward and apologized for his “awful act”. Tommy Callaway is a 43-year-old youth minister and said that he didn’t mean to do it he acted out of character when he touched the reporter, Alex Bozarijan, while she was covering the Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run in Georgia on December 7.
During an interview in the Inside Edition Tuesday, he exclaimed, “I was getting ready to bring my hands up and wave to the camera, to the audience, and there was a misjudgment in character and decision-making. I touched her back. I did not know exactly where I touched her”.
Meanwhile, Bozarijan shared the incident on her Twitter account on Saturday, and she was shocked after Callaway touched her. She wrote, “To the man who smacked my butt on live TV this morning: You violated, objectified, and embarrassed me,” she wrote on Twitter alongside the 16-second clip. “No woman should EVER have to put up with this at work or anywhere!! Do better.” She also explained “It’s not OK to help yourself to a woman’s body just because you feel like it,”
Callaway, on the other hand, said that he took her words to heart and responded to the tweet from Inside Edition “I agree 100 percent with her statement, the two most important words were her last two words, ‘Do better,’ and that’s my intention.” He added, “If I did see her facial reaction, I would’ve been embarrassed, felt ashamed, and I would’ve stopped, turned around, and apologized to her. He was disappointed in himself, and he felt horrible.
Bozarijan further said that his slap was “heavy impact” and he hit her hard. Watching the clip again was an “out-of-body” experience. “I think what is most important here is he took my power, and I’m trying to take that back,”.
The reporter already filed a sexual battery report to the police on Wednesday. While the lawyer of Tommy Callaway, W. Joseph Turner, told CBS that his client didn’t act with any criminal intentions. In his statement, it said: Tommy is a loving husband and father. We do not expect any criminal charges.” The lawyer didn’t respond to any more requests for comment.
On CBS This Morning, Bozarijan said, “Whether I’m open to [hearing his apology] or not, I want to take my time with that. I think what it comes down to is, he helped himself to a part of my body.”
Furthermore, the Savannah Sports Council that manages the bridge run also made its announcement regarding the incident. It was shared on their Twitter on Saturday – “We will not tolerate behavior like this at a Savannah Sports Council event. We have decided to ban this individual from registering for all Savannah Sports Council owned races.
Bozarijan, on the other hand, said in a statement “I want to make it clear that this doesn’t mean I can’t/won’t forgive him, I hope to get to that point eventually, but as in any sexual assault case, it has to be on my terms when I’m ready.”
BLACKPINK With a Hat-Trick As They Once Again Retain The #1 Spot In NEW K.ID’s Weekly Chart
NEW K.ID, the No.1 TV channel for all K-Pop entertainment and source (https://cutt.ly/NEWKID), announced its weekly chart for the 3rd week of August.
BLACKPINK retains its #1 spot in the NEW K.ID’s weekly chart for three consecutive weeks as they tie with WINNER’s previous record. BLACKPINK has announced a new single dropping on August 28th which will be a collaboration with American pop star, Selena Gomez. Selena Gomez also recently teased her collaboration with BLACKPINK on her Instagram post captioned, “SELPINK pulling up soon. 8/28”.
Following their release of the single, BLACKPINK will be releasing their first debut album on October 2nd.
PENTAGON, SHINee, GWSN, and N.Flying all retained their spots in TOP5. The 6th place, WINNER, celebrated their 6th year debut anniversary. MINO posted a photo of WINNER on his Instagram, celebrating the time and unforgettable memories that they have spent together for the last 6 years.
Ranked at #9, SF9’s Rowoon has been named as ‘The North Face white label’s F/W’ model and its brand ambassador. With a height over 6’3’’, Rowoon not only has a youthful personality but also has various talents as he can both sing and act in various entertainment fields. The North Face saw that Rowoon’s versatility perfectly matched its brand image and decided to partner with Rowoon.
Coming in at #10, DAY6’s sub-unit, Even of Day, is releasing a new album, ‘The Book of Us: Gluon – Nothing can tear us apart’ on August 31st. All 7 songs in the album are written and produced by the Even of Day members. Young K is expected to play guitar in place of Sungjin and Jae. JYP’s representative commented, “Young K showed his expertise on the bass guitar and will continue to play more instruments.” It was also mentioned that Wonpil’s synthesizer and Dowoon’s electronic drum will be key in this album.
Additionally, in last week’s ‘2020 SORIBADA BEST K-MUSIC AWARDS’, GWSN and LOONA won New Wave New Artist Awards while GFRIEND took the main prize (bonsang) home.
NEW K.ID, the only TV channel that allows viewers to enjoy K-POP Idol-related content programming 24/7 and exclusive episodes curated from 10K+ videos, is available at CH 511 for free on LG Smart TVs and XUMO apps on all Internet-connected devices.
Death after unmasked arrest – Mexico Floyd
The official reason for the arrest revealed by the police is not known, but the video footage posted on social media at the time of the arrest suggests that the reason is “not wearing a mask.”
Amid a stir across the U.S. over the “George Floyd” incident that killed white police abuses, similar cases of abuse of public power have been revealed in Mexico, sparking public outrage.
The daily El Universal has been protesting against the incident since it was belatedly revealed that construction worker Giovanni Lopez died the next day after being arrested by police in Guadalajara, western Mexico, on April 4.
Death of George Floyd
On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, knelt on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes while Floyd was handcuffed face down in the street