Ex-Newstalk chief executive speaks out on ‘flawed’ Hook

Frank Cronin led the station from 2009 until 2013 and had a role in hiring the embattled broadcaster

17th September, 2017
‘Hook got it completely wrong’ — Frank Cronin Picture: Marc O’Sullivan

Frank Cronin, a former chief executive of Newstalk, has spoken out about the suspension of the station’s presenter George Hook following his statements on rape.

“There is no right in suggesting a rape victim has some culpability. Violation is violation and there are no circumstances where a man has even a slight mitigation of guilt,” Cronin said.

“Hook got it completely wrong, absolutely and totally. It may display an intrinsic flaw...

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