The reporter, who was interviewing a political editor, was seen in the footage brushing aside a woman who interrupted his report on live television with a hand on her breast.
The woman entered into the frame and said “absolutely fantastic” while looking directly at the camera with a thumbs up. Ben Brown quickly made eye contact with the unidentified woman and while trying to keep her aside from the frame, kept his hand on one of her breasts.
Unfortunate interruption of broadcast in Bradford - just tried to minimise disruption but v tricky live on air - completely unintentional
— Ben Brown (@BenBrownBBC) May 16, 2017
The woman then slapped him on the shoulder and walked away.
Brown claimed on Twitter that the incident was “completely unintentional.”
However, many Twitteratis found his act “intentional” as he was aware of what he was touching.