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Aussie TV personality Don Burke accused of sexual harassment

The accusations come from former female employees.
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TV personality Don Burke has reportedly hired a defamation lawyer after being accused of indecent assault and sexual harassment.

The accusations comes from women who worked on his gardening show Burke’s Backyard in the 1980s and 1990s, after a joint investigation by Fairfax/ABC.

He has been labelled a “psychotic bully”, a “misogynist” and a “sexual predator” by female employees.

The 70-year-old denied all allegations in a statement on Sunday.

“The bitter irony is that I have had a life-long opposition to sexism and misogyny,” he said. “Burke’s Backyard was a lone bastion of anti-misogyny from its inception in 1987.”

You can read the full investigation here.

This article originally appeared on WHO.

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