Have I Got News For You Episode Featuring Sexual Harassment 'Jokes' Tops BBC Complaints

An episode of Have I Got News For You where Jo Brand took an all-male panel to task over their jokes about sexual assault was the most complained about BBC show of the past two weeks, figures reveal. 

The broadcaster received a total of 234 complaints about the programme, which was first shown on November 3. 

At the time, many viewers took to Twitter to accuse panelists of trying to “downplay” recent sexual harassment allegations within Parliament. 

While Daily Mail columnist Quentin Letts called journalist Julia Hartley-Brewer a “big strong girl” following accusations that former Defence Secretary Michael Fallon repeatedly touched her knee at a dinner a number of years ago, Ian Hislop laughed over one allegation of a Tory MP taking his personal trainer to the cinema.  

“Some of this isn’t high-level crime, is it?” Hislop said. “Compared to say, Putin or…

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