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"You will end up like Dana Seetahal."
This was the unnerving message former CNMG
employee Eve George received after being dismissed
from the state-run media company when she rejected
the sexual advances of a senior official there.
Now, the 30-year-old says she has had to go into
hiding after the threat and is living in fear because
the perpetrators do not want her to expose them.
"I have to live on the run and constantly look over
my shoulder," George told the T&T Guardian. "They
sent a threat for me because I was exposing what they
are doing and standing up for what is right. A man
walked up to me and told me to my face I will end
up like Dana Seetahal ."
Seetahal, a leading prosecutor and former inde-
pendent senator, was shot dead on May 4 after leaving
a casino in Woodbrook on her way to her One Wood-
brook apartment. George said a man she knew met
her in Maraval and warned her about talking about
the alleged sexual advances while she was employed
with CNMG s Talk City 91.1FM.
"He came up to me and said that to my face. I was
afraid. I did not expect that. I had already left CNMG,"
The terrified George said her fear was further com-
pounded when someone broke into her Westmoorings
apartment shortly after the threat was made.
"I have entered a safe house for my protection since
the threat two Saturdays ago. I had to leave my apart-
ment. I cannot go out alone. I have to get protection,"
she said. George said she had been working at CNMG
for just under a month when she was summarily dis-
missed after she complained about the harassment.
She said the man who made sexual advances towards
her remains employed with CNMG.
CNC3, on Tuesday night, highlighted George s story.
She said since that story she has been receiving a
number of phone calls from people offering her support
and urging her to be strong. She said her attorney
Keith Scotland was in the process of taking legal action
on her behalf.
You will end up
Fired CNMG employee receives death threats
Bharath: Investigation has been launched
Communication Minister Vasant Bharath says an
investigation has been launched into George's claim and
her alleged unlawful dismissal.
Bharath, speaking with the T&T Guardian in a brief
telephone interview, said, "That matter was brought to
my attention yesterday (Wednesday) and it is being fully
investigated at the moment."
The line minister for CNMG said he did not have any of
the details on the incident involving George or her claims
of death threats.
"I am aware that it is being fully investigated. I cannot
comment until I am able to have the facts of the matter
before me. It will be extremely difficult for me to give an
opinion on the matter," he said.
Bharath, when pressed about allegations that George's
alleged harasser remains at CNMG, said, "I have asked
the management about it when it came to my attention
and they are investigating it. I should have a full report on
CEO: Wild allegations
CNMG CEO Ken Ali has denied that George was
employed with the company, although she had a CNMG
ID/media badge to prove she was employed with the
"This is a matter that has been playing out for a
number of weeks now," Ali said. "This person was never
an employee of CNMG. I have been saying that many
times. She was never an employee. I am not aware that
she had a badge."
Ali said George worked with a team that made a
programme called The Ground Report and that group
was not aligned with CNMG, but a private group, though
he confirmed the team was still working with CNMG.
"We have sold some radio time to a group on CNMG
and for a short time, she was with that group.
"That group had nothing to do with CNMG. We had
brokered time with that group and they bring in their
employees," Ali said.
Asked about the allegations George raised, Ali said:
"We do not know that anybody has been convicted of
anything. We do not know if anyone has been charged
with anything. People have made wild allegations and I
do not know if anybody has been charged with anything."
George, who made a formal report of the sexual
harassment at the St Clair Police Station on October 16,
said witnesses had been interviewed and statements
taken about the incident, which was being investigated
by PC D'Heureux.
Eve George claims
she is living in
fear after she was
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