How Inside Edition's Megan Alexander Handled Harassment While on Assignment

Playing Man ‘Hits On’ Inside Edition’s Megan Alexander While Taping Segment

The disruptive and disrespectful harassment of female reporters at the World Cup is nothing new, as many female reporters around the world have been subjected to inappropriate behavior.

Inside Edition’s Megan Alexander was recently approached by a flirtatious man while out on assignment.

"Can I pick you up on live TV?” he asked.

Alexander, who is married, fired back: "No."

In Russia, some soccer fans gathered for the World Cup have been boldly approaching female sports reporters covering the worldwide spectacle, often on live TV.

For some reason, rowdy men believe it is fine to kiss women without their permission while they're on air. 

One Brazilian reporter wasn't having any of it and went off on a guy. 

"I don't allow you to do that. Never, OK? This is not polite. This is not right. Never do this! Never do this to a woman, OK? Respect!" she said. 

Unfortunately, fans aren't the only ones who cross the line. Sometimes, athletes go too far on live TV, like NBA player Tristan Thompson, the boyfriend of reality star Khloe Kardashian.

Following a game in 2014, the player kissed FOX Sports Ohio's Allie Clifton. 

In 2003, NFL icon Joe Namath asked to kiss sideline reporter Suzy Kolber during an interview. Namath later admitted he had been drinking and apologized for his actions.

Erin Andrews was on the receiving end of an obscene gesture by a USC football player back when she was a sports reporter. 

ESPN reporter Sarah Spain has been outspoken against the poor treatment of women in the media.

"How in the world does anyone think this is okay?” she asked Inside Edition. "It’s not okay to invade anyone's personal space. I think it all comes back to #MeToo because that’s what lot of us are trying to do now, inspired by the #MeToo movement, to say, 'All right, we're done just taking it and accepting that this' is the only way to survive in this industry. We're doing a job too and we need to be able to do it."

She has one piece of advice for any men thinking about kissing any woman without her permission.  

"I would recommend that any boy or man out there who thinks this is a compliment or funny should ask a woman that they know if they would like for a stranger to come up and violate their personal space and the answer is no,” she said. 

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