SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A man accused of slapping WSAV’s Alex Bozarjian on the rear during a live report has been arrested.
Thomas Callaway is charged with sexual battery in connection to the incident at Saturday’s bridge run in Savannah.
He turned himself in Friday afternoon at the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office and has since been released on $1,300 bond.
In a statement e-mailed Saturday morning, Bozarjian’s attorney Gloria Allred said:
Alex Bozarjian is glad that law enforcement is taking this matter seriously. She feels that a reporter should be able to do her job without being assaulted. Alex wants to thank the members of the public who have reached out to her to offer support. If this case goes to trial, she will be a witness. For that reason, she will have no further comment until the case concludes, but she does hope that there will be a just result.
WSAV has issued the following statement regarding the arrest:
The conduct displayed by one man toward Alex Bozarjian during her live coverage of Saturday’s Savannah Bridge Run was reprehensible and completely unacceptable.
No one should ever be disrespected in this manner. The safety and protection of our employees is WSAV-TV’s highest priority.
WSAV continues to support Alex completely as this case moves forward.