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Presenter George Hook suspended by Newstalk for rape comments

Deborah McAleese
Irish radio station Newstalk has suspended presenter George Hook, right, following his controversial comments about rape. The station yesterday confirmed that the presenter “has been suspended from his duties at the station”. Newstalk added: “The process regarding his comments last week is ongoing.” The controversy centres around comments Hook made on Friday. Referring to a UK rape case Hook questioned why the woman had gone back to the hotel room of a man she had just met, asking: “Is there no blame now to the person who puts themselves in danger?”

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