ABC has stepped up security at its Ultimo headquarters after a man was charged with stalking and intimidation with intent to cause fear, trespassing and common assault.
A 31 year old man is alleged to have entered the ABC’s Ultimo offices last Wednesday afternoon, and approach triple j presenter Gen Fricker before grabbing and kissing her. He fled the scene moments after.
The man appeared before Central Local Court yesterday. According to reports, he “appears to have significant mental health issues” and “became abusive” while appearing via video link, court documents reveal.
In recent years ABC had increased security across all is major sites, including escorting guests to studios. ABC Ultimo also prevented students using the foyer as a thoroughfare between adjacent TAFE and University of Technology buildings.
Television audiences are still a frequent component of site traffic.