‘Looking good Trace, lost a bit of weight?’ Tracey Spicer reveals the ‘sickening’ moment TV boss groped her and said she had a ‘nice a***’ at work Christmas party
- Tracey Spicer says one of her bosses groped her while she was a newsreader
- He told her, ‘Looking good, Trace. Lost a bit of weight?’ and ‘nice a***’
- Ms Spicer, 49, has been a newsreader at Network Ten, Sky News, and Nine News
- The mother-of-two is well known for speaking out against industry sexism
Tracey Spicer has revealed she was groped by one of her television bosses at a work Christmas party and was told she had a ‘nice a***’.
Ms Spicer, 49, claims the ‘sickening’ sexual assault occurred while she was one of Australia’s most recognised television journalists.
‘I actually turned around to slap him, but realised it was one of my bosses. So I just lowered my arm. I said, “Yeah, after my mother died, I didn’t feel like eating.”
‘He mumbled, “Nice a***” and staggered off,’ she told Woman’s Weekly.
Ms Spicer said the sexual assault was among the most ‘unpleasant and uncomfortable’ experiences of her life.
She famously sued Network Ten after 14 years for unfair dismissal when her contract was terminated weeks after she returned from maternity leave for the birth of her second child, Grace.
Ms Spicer alleged Network 10 had also tried to move her aside after the birth of her first child, 12-year-old Taj, and was returned to her position.
She reached an undisclosed settlement, rumoured to be $250,000.
Ms Spicer is well known for speaking out against industry sexism and the struggles women face in television journalism.
The mother-of-two is one of Australia’s most decorated media personalities as a newsreader and columnist, with a career spanning decades at Network Ten, Sky News and Nine News.
She now freelances for ABC, Fairfax, and is the National Convenor for Women in Media.
Ms Spicer’s book, Good Girl Stripped Bare, is out on Thursday through Harper Collins.