Canadian TV presenter sexually harassed while filming

Reporter Krista Sharpe was verbally harassed while filming a segment.
Reporter Krista Sharpe was verbally harassed while filming a segment. Photo credit: Twitter - @kristajsharpe

A Canadian Television reporter says she "feels like shit" after she was sexually harassed while filming a segment.

Krista Sharpe, a reporter for Canadian broadcaster CTV, was filming in Waterloo, Ontario When a car sped past her and a man yelled, "F**k her right in the p***y".

Sharpe shared the video to Twitter where she said the situation was "not funny" or "cool."

"As much as I'd love to say it doesn't bother me, it does. It makes me feel like shit.

"This still happens to female reporters everywhere and it needs to stop."

She said the harassment is exacerbated by the fact she often works alone.

Twitter users responded in support of the journalist: 

"My heart breaks for you and every woman who has to put up with this. It shouldn't be this way. I'm sorry," wrote one user.

"Sadly people with the emotional maturity of a diaper can still yell. So sorry about this," said another.

While others claimed the phrase was just a meme that wasn't aimed at her.

"This is dumb, immature, and stupid. But 'f**k her right in the p***y' is a meme, and was not directed at you, or any other woman, specifically. It’s something dumb kids scream at newscasters in the background, seen it happen to plenty of men too."

Canadian police are now investigating the incident and according to CBC the footage Sharpe shared could be used as evidence.

Waterloo police chief Bryan Larkin said on Twitter the incident was "unacceptable, vulgar and offensive."

"No one should be subjected to hate and bullying within the workplace," he added.