Benita Collings was a presenter on childrens television show Play School before I was born and I grew up watching her. By the time she accepted the award for Most Outstanding Achievement in Children's Television in 1998 she was entertaining my own children.
On the awards night, Benita made the bold choice to wear a sheer dress. Soon after that she was "interviewed" for the gardening show "Burke's Backyard" and I was shocked as well as horrified to see Don Burke commenting on the dress.....
and how good she looked in it......
even at "her age."
I think he actually referenced her breasts.
He almost forgot that she won an award, in fact, even worse than forgetting I think he used the award as the excuse for inviting her on his show and humiliating her. It was stunning and sickening to watch but nobody seemed to notice.
Today I woke to the news that Don Burke has been named as Australia's Harvey Weinstein, the stories of abuse and harassment are so dreadful nobody could possibly make it up.
Whatever consequence Don Burke faces, it will not be harsh enough.