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Sikh News BBC suspends 'sex pest' Brit Sikh star (The Times of India)

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  1. Sikh News Reporter

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    The BBC has suspended Brit Sikh Hardeep Singh Kohli, the star of the One Show, after he was accused of sexually pestering a female researcher.

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    Re: BBC suspends 'sex pest' Brit Sikh star

    Judging from the number of women that pester Hardeep, I find this difficult to believe.

    Just go on facebook and take a look.

    I think there is more to this than meets the eye.
     
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    I agree there is definatly more to this. I really hope it's not true as I think Hardeep is awesome!!!!
     
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    Re: BBC suspends 'sex pest' Brit Sikh star

    Just read in the Guardian, apparently the woman complained, he apologised, and he was suspended. She did not want to press charges. Makes me think.....hmmm.
     
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    Suspention seem's really strong. If he's said sorry and she has accepted his apology then surley that should be the end of the matter? (mind you not for him if his wife has anything to do with it) I'm sure a sherlock that this is not the first time someone has had unwanted advances made at the bbc. Even in "Real" life we have all been asked out by people we don't want to go out with. We don't go making complaints about it.
     
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    I know Hardip's family very well. They are from my hometown Ferozepore. In fact his Chacha, Charanjit Singh Kohli and I grew up together. His dad and my late brother from the UK were buddies.

    Hardip came to visit me in 1987. He hitchhiked all around the US then. He is a very creative guy.Whatever happened, he has apologised and I think there is a tinge of racism as he does a lot more at BBC than just one program from where he was suspended. Lots of people are jealous of him.

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    Re: BBC suspends 'sex pest' Brit Sikh star

    Racism on behalf of the BBC or from the woman?

    I don't think the BBC would be into the racism thing after all they sacked Carol Thatcher from the same show for a gollywog comment.
     
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    Re: BBC suspends 'sex pest' Brit Sikh star


    :thumbup: for the post and I think I hear your brogue across the www. :up:

    This kind of accusation is a slippery slope for most if not all major corporations. So they become extremely cautious and may err on that side. It is going to be years before society is able to balance both sides of the equation.

    In "real" :rolleyes: life I have been squeezed, pinched and even punched on the arm really hard by vp's and past presidents at work. This iwas their way of telling me "you are one of the boys." I actually hate that thought -- but they meant well and were not expressing hostility or inappropriate touching.

    Life is a process of discovery and one of the more important discoveries is that as individuals we can choose to take some of the heat out of a situation, and not become over-wrought. As individuals we can do that. But corporations always worry about law suits which are very costly, and insurance companies force them to err on the side of caution. This was all about not being sued. IMHO
     

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