Sexual Harassment

Freelance Journalist, Adeshokan Apologises For Sexually Harassing Young Girls

Journalist Oluwatosin Adeshokan has apologised for improper sexual conducts after several women accused him of taking advantage of them.

A BBC Eye reporter Kiki Mordi had taken to Twitter on Thursday, accusing him of claiming to be a feminist only to gain the trust of young girls and sexually harass them.

She wrote: “@theOluwatosin becoming friends with feminists and pretending to be asexual will not protect you from being called out as a predator.

“You target young feminist women, make them believe you’re a sexual minority, they trust and protect you and you take advantage of that.

“People have spoken to you in private but now me I want you to lie to my face in public. You think you can use my friendship and the friendship of women like me to continue to get away with harassing young girls?”

Ms Mordi urged women who have been allegedly victimised by Mr Adeshokan to come forward with their stories.

Adeshokan issued an apology on Twitter, writing: “I’m sorry to everyone, I truly am. There’s no explanation for what I’ve said and done but I’m honestly and truly sorry. I was idiotic and there’s no explanation. I swear I am sorry for my actions. I don’t know how to make this right but I want to. I really am sorry.”

He added in another tweet: “I’m honestly and truly sorry for everything I did. I rationalised it in my head by thinking it was sexual banter. It wasn’t. I made people uncomfortable. I’m honestly and truly sorry. I know this it too little too late and I was caught and this seems like I’m trying to save face.”

His Twitter page has since been blocked from public view.

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Army Initiates Sexual Harassment Investigation After Fort Hood Soldier’s Disappearance

The military launched an investigation into allegations that a missing soldier who vanished from her post at Fort Hood earlier this year was sexually harassed, officials said Thursday.

In a statement released by Fort Hood, officials said that the Army commander of Private First Class Vanessa Guillen’s regiment had appointed an investigative team to examine the allegations.

Guillen, 20, was last seen April 22 in the parking lot of her squadron headquarters at Fort Hood, roughly an hour north of Austin. Her car keys, barracks room key, identification card and wallet were found in the armory room where she was working the day she disappeared.

The announcement of the harassment probe came two days after Guillen’s mother, Gloria Guillen, told reporters that months had passed and “we know nothing, nothing, nothing. What’s happened? What happened on that base? Why did my daughter disappear?”

Vanessa’s sister, Mayra Guillen, told Dateline earlier this week that Vanessa had previously expressed to their mother that she felt unsafe at Fort Hood and that a sergeant had been sexually harassing her.

Mayra said Vanessa never identified that person and never reported the incidents to the Army’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program.

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