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A doorman who says he gets groped by women up to ten times a night has spoken out about his experiences in an attempt to educate men who say he’s ‘lucky’. You can see him talk about some of the incidents that have happened on the job below:
Charlie Jeer says he is regularly grabbed on the bum and genitals by drunken women while he’s trying to do his job, with one woman even asking: “Who cares about sexual assault?” as she was chucked out.
The 19-year-old economics student says he wanted to start a conversation about working in the industry so decided to share his experiences on TikTok.
He said: "So many guys and girls get sexually assaulted working the doors, and I don't think it gets spoken about at all.
"I was told, going into the industry, that this might happen but I had no idea it would be so regular.
"I've only been doing security for the last year and in that time, there are countless occasions where women have come up to me and attempted to unzip my clothes or grabbed me sexually.
"I don't feel like a victim because in working security you do have some kind of control over the situation.
"You have people working with you, there's cameras on you.
"If a woman's grabbing me, I feel strong enough to get her off me, which makes me feel like less of a victim.
"But at the same time, the touching is unwanted."
Charlie says he decided to share the videos on social media to encourage people to think about how they behave on nights out.
He added: "I made the videos to start a conversation and to get people to reassess their ways of thinking.
"The reception I got was largely positive but there were still quite a lot of guys who said stuff like 'I need to get this job'.
"I felt like the response to me, as a man, was 'I'm jealous' and that I was lucky to have this done to me.
"The post wasn't necessarily meant to raise awareness among women, even though there clearly are women who think this way otherwise this wouldn't be happening.
"But there are a massive number of men who think men are lucky to be touched, and don't support other men who get touched without consent.
"I wouldn't want to single out one gender. Just generally, there are people out there who don't care about men being sexually assaulted.
"The response was divided. Most of the people who have privately messaged have been nice."
Despite the odd negative experience while working, Charlie insists he mostly loves his job and says the hours are ‘convenient’ for student life.
Topics: UK News