Police investigate Laurence Fox ‘upskirting’ tweet

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Police are investigating a social media post by Laurence Fox in relation to an “upskirting offence”.

The tweet, posted on Tuesday, featured a compromising image of Narinder Kaur, a broadcaster on Good Morning Britain and GB News. The post remained on Fox’s account until it was deleted on Thursday.

Posting on X, Kaur confirmed that it was now “a police matter” and said the image was “unimaginably mortifying” as she thanked people on the social media platform for their support.

“I know people are saying not to feel embarrassed and mortified but I am. I’m so incredibly upset that people are looking at my privates and laughing. It’s unimaginably mortifying,” she said.

A friend of the presenter told the Mirror: “Narinder has always been vocal about issues she cares about and while she’s endured horrendous backlash before, she never expected to become the target of such vicious attacks.”

The friend added: “Narinder deserves better than this. She’s worked tirelessly to make her voice heard in among a male-dominated, increasingly rightwing rhetoric and this setback is crushing. She’s determined to reclaim her dignity, no matter how daunting the challenge may seem.”

The Metropolitan police told the PA news agency it was investigating the circumstances.

Upskirting – taking pictures of people under their clothes without their permission – became a specific criminal offence in 2019. Offenders can be jailed for up to two years and be placed on the sex offender register.

Kaur rose to fame on the second series of Big Brother, where she came in ninth place. She now regularly appears as a guest and presenter, including on GB News, Good Morning Britain and Jeremy Vine.

It comes a week after Fox was ordered to pay £180,000 in damages to two people he called “paedophiles” in a social media row, after losing a high court libel battle.

The former actor used to present on GB News but was fired in October after an on-air rant about journalist Ava Evans.

The PA news agency has contacted Fox for comment.

Source: theguardian.com

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