Boxer who sexually assaulted reporter during interview fined $2,500
Bulgarian boxer Kubrat Pulev has been fined, suspended and ordered to take sexual harassment prevention classes after kissing a reporter without consent, when she was interviewing him after his victory over Bogdan Dinu in Costa Mesa, California.
Check out the footage of the shocking interview below:
Commenting on the incident, Shushe stated: "Mid-interview he grabbed my face and kissed me. I was immediately shocked and embarrassed and didn't know how to respond. Next, I walked to the table to put my items in my backpack. He grabbed both of my buttocks and squeezed with both of his hands. Then he walked away without saying anything to me and laughed."
"It made me feel uncomfortable and frustrated that Kubrat Pulev would treat me in such an unprofessional manner. I did not encourage or consent to Mr Pulev grabbing my face, kissing me, or grabbing my backside. I was there at the event covering the boxing match as a professional member of the press. Kissing a woman on her lips without her consent and grabbing her is not acceptable."
However, following the incident, Pulev tweeted: "Jenny is actually a friend of mine, and after the interview, I was so elated, I gave her a kiss. Later that night, she joined me and my other friends at my post-fight celebration. On the video, after our kiss, we both laughed about it and thanked each other. There really is nothing more to this."