Youth Pastor Accused Of Slapping Female Reporter’s Butt On Live TV During Race In Georgia

Youth minister and Boy Scout leader Tommy Callaway is accused of slapping WSAV reporter Alex Bozarjian on the butt while she was covering the Savannah Bridge Run on live TV on Dec. 7 (MORE VIDEO BELOW).

Bozarjian told “CBS This Morning” on Dec. 10 about the incident (which went viral on Twitter):

The moment it happened, you’re in disbelief. You feel like, “Did that really just happen?”… It was extremely vulnerable. I think the reason why maybe it caught so much fire is that the emotion is relatable for women all over the world.

It’s not OK to help yourself to a woman’s body just because you feel like it. It’s not playful. He hurt me, both physically and emotionally. I think in order to make any kind of change, you have to be a little bit drastic. You have to chip away at this toxic culture that permeates our society.

Callaway, who is a youth pastor at Pittman Park United Methodist Church, has been banned from all future Savannah races, reports the New York Post.

Callaway, who looked downwards toward Bozarjian’s butt when the incident happened, told his story to “Inside Edition”:

I was getting ready to bring my hands up and wave to the camera, to the audience, and there was a misjudgment in character and decision-making. I touched her back. I did not know exactly where I touched her.

(Sources: Inside Edition/YouTube, CBS This Morning/YouTube, Alex Bozarjian/Twitter, New York Post)

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