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Former Burke’s Backyard host Don Burke has been accused of sexually assaulting, harassing and bullying multiple women who worked with him.
A joint Fairfax-ABC investigation, which interviewed former Channel Nine producers, crew members, researchers, writers and chief executives, claims Burke was a “psychotic bully”, a “sexual predator” and “a vile human being” who regularly groped Burke’s Backyard’s female staff members, made graphic sexual comments and showed women videos of people having sex with animals. Two interviewees recalled Burke trying to take advantage of intoxicated young women while on tour, while one claimed Burke bragged about groping a 14-year-old child.
Alex McKinnon, The Saturday Paper