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    Popular TV presenter suspended for inviting rapist to simulate rape on air

    A popular TV presenter has been suspended after he invited a convicted rapist on to his show to simulate a rape using a mannequin.

    Ivory Coast presenter Yves de Mbella facilitated the hideous stunt on his prime-time television show.

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    During the segment he asked his guest to show how he raped women before quizzing him on whether the victims ‘enjoyed it.’

    The shocking episode has since attracted widespread condemnation after it was broadcast.

    Ivory Coast’s independent communications council announced the 30-day suspension, saying in a statement that the segment used obscene language, condoned rape, and attacked the dignity of women.

     

    The Nouvelle Chaine Ivoirienne private TV station apologized for airing it and canceled the final episode of the show which had been scheduled for Friday.

    “I’m sincerely sorry to have shocked everyone while trying to raise awareness,” de Mbella wrote on Facebook. “I made an error.

    “I’m also sorry for everything that was said or done during that sequence of the program yesterday that hurt.

    A screen grab from the program

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