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Sarah Harris talks about encountering sexual harassment in the media

Sarah Harris can take a joke, but she knows all too well about what happens when things go too far.

Speaking on Studio 10’s panel on Friday morning, the 37-year-old journalist and TV personality revealed she had been on the receiving end of workplace sexual harassment in the past.

Sarah made the shocking admission during a discussion on when jokes cross the line, admitting a former boss would frequently send her inappropriate emails containing pornography.

Crossing the line: Appearing on Studio 10 on Friday, Sarah Harris revealed she had been on the receiving end of workplace sexual harassment in the past

Although she didn’t name names, Sarah said it occurred at the beginning of her television career with the culprit being a ‘senior editor’.

‘When I first started out in TV, there was this senior editor who would send this graphic pornography of beastiality and all this sort of stuff to a bunch of people, including me,’ she revealed.

‘I saved it all, because I was like, “I’m creating a dirt file on this dirt bag, because if it ever comes up, I want evidence to say, this guy’s a jerk.”‘

Ultimately, Sarah said it did end up becoming his undoing.

Unprofessional: Although she didn't name names, Sarah said it occurred at the beginning of her television career with the culprit being a 'senior editor'

Unprofessional: Although she didn’t name names, Sarah said it occurred at the beginning of her television career with the culprit being a ‘senior editor’

‘It finally brought him undone, because that was just completely inappropriate,’ she added. 

‘And I’m happy to have a joke with the best of them, but that was disgusting and it finally caught up with him at the end.’

Working in the media, Sarah said definitely isn’t precious when things turn a little bit raucous.

Having a laugh... Working in the media, Sarah said she can take joke, and definitely isn't precious when things turn a little bit raucous

Having a laugh… Working in the media, Sarah said she can take joke, and definitely isn’t precious when things turn a little bit raucous

‘I don’t mind a bit of blue humour and blue language. We work in newsrooms, it’s fast-paced, you kind of need to have a bit of a thick skin,’ she said.

But she maintained her former editor completely crossed a line with what is considered to be acceptable. 

Daily Mail reached out to Network Ten for comment but they are yet to respond. 

Not okay: She maintained her former editor completely crossed a line with what is considered to be acceptable

Not okay: She maintained her former editor completely crossed a line with what is considered to be acceptable

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