LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky reporter says police have identified a man who kissed her on the cheek during a live broadcast and he is facing a misdemeanor charge.
WAVE-TV news reporter Sara Rivest tweeted on Thursday that Eric Goodman is charged with harassment with physical contact.
Eric Goodman has been identified as the guy who pretended to spank me and kiss me during the live shot Friday. He’s charged with harassment with physical contact. He has written me an apology letter, I’ll read that on @wave3news later today. pic.twitter.com/chgG9tikVp
— Sara Rivest (@SRivestWAVE3) September 26, 2019
Louisville police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley confirmed that Goodman was cited to court for the incident, but did not have details on the charge.
Rivest said she felt uncomfortable and powerless when the unwanted encountered occurred last week in Louisville.
She shared the video later with the caption, “Hey mister, here’s your 3 seconds of fame. How about you not touch me? Thanks!!”
Hey mister, here’s your 3 seconds of fame. How about you not touch me? Thanks!! pic.twitter.com/5O44fu4i7y
— Sara Rivest (@SRivestWAVE3) September 20, 2019
Rivest said on-air Monday that journalists, especially women, experience harassment far too often.
She says Goodman wrote her an apology, which she’ll read on-air.
Anyone wondering about that apology and my response— you’ll find it here. https://t.co/fBUfMAXA5g
— Sara Rivest (@SRivestWAVE3) September 27, 2019