Shock jock Kyle Sandilands is under attack in a shocking incident in Australia. His show is under investigation after Sandilands did an on-air probe of a 14-year-old’s sexual history while she was hooked up to a lie detector. During the questioning by her mother and Sandilands, the girl said that she was raped at 12. Sandilands responded by asking: “Is that the only experience you’ve had?”
Police are investigating the rape allegation while Sandiland is being attacked for his outrageous response. He has been removed as a judge on “Australian Idol.”
These exploitation shows dance on the edge of civil liability. Negligence is an obvious claim given the involvement of a minor. In this case, the defense of a waiver and consent is obvious –though with a minor involved, there remains serious questions. Of course, the mother is equally at fault for exposing her daughter to such a freak show.
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