The police have arrested a TV presenter and her producer after a complaint that he had inappropriately touched two women on a boat in the Port Phillip Bay.
Key points:A police spokeswoman said the investigation began when a woman made a complaint to police last monthThe women had been on a yacht with three men, who were accused of being prostitutesThe investigation was expanded to include three other womenThe investigation continues and police are appealing for witnessesKey pointsThe alleged incidents took place on a sailing yacht in the waters of Port Phillip on the Gold CoastOn May 1, the women were allegedly approached by a man who then allegedly groped themTwo women have now been arrested and two more are facing charges in relation to the incident, the spokeswoman said.
The ABC understands the woman made the complaint to the Port Police, who then launched an investigation into the alleged incidents.
“The investigation into these allegations commenced shortly after the women made their complaint,” the spokeswoman told News.
Comcast Australia confirmed to News.co.au that the woman had made the initial complaint to its Media Operations Centre on May 1.
“We have a number of staff members who are in contact with the women and are liaising with the police on their behalf,” the spokesperson said.
“As part of our investigation, a number more staff members have been advised of this.”
The spokeswoman did not specify which alleged offences the alleged misconduct took place in.
“Police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed any of these alleged incidents to come forward,” the spokesman said.’
I’m shocked’The woman was interviewed on the ABC’s AM program last month, saying she had been approached by two men in a boat, and had her clothes pulled down and her bra and shorts removed.
“I’m a realising a bit shocked that I’m having this experience, it’s not a fair treatment of me,” she said.