Sexual Harassment – Ira Losco’s Story
- Inappropriate Material – Part A
- Inappropriate Material – Part B
- Fake Reality – What’s Real on Social Media
- The Bright Side – Positive Effects of Social Media
- Watching: Sexual Harassment – Ira Losco’s Story
I remember when I was 19 years and I had just started working in the music industry. A man called me and he said “I’m a photographer, do you want a free photoshoot?”
Anyway, he planned for us to meet at his studio in Qawra and I took the bus obviously because I didn’t drive then.
He told me “Sit down, do you want a glass of water?” and he got his album to show me what type of photos he takes. He started showing me photos and they were all photos of women either naked or in suggestive positions. At that moment I panicked, I was going to freak out.
I don’t know what I said or did, but I know I somehow came up with an excuse that I had to leave there and then and I ran out. Obviously I didn’t stop at the bus stop but I kept walking and running until I found another bus stop further away from him, from his place so that I won’t end up in that situation and I kept going.
Anyway, after many years, this is a true story, I couldn’t believe this. After this situation happened, after many years, I received a note on my windscreen, it was left on my windscreen. It was from the same person, I recognised him because I know his name, I still remember his name obviously, I was so affected by this that I remember it.
He wrote me a note saying “I don’t know if you remember me, I had asked you to do a photoshoot a while back, now I’m a masseur, would you like a free massage?”
And I thought, ‘ He left his number on the windscreen. Is this guy serious? I mean look at the kinds of people that exist. What a predator. So first he pretended to be a photographer, now he’s a masseur so he would definitely touch the bodies of the women or men that he wants to abuse.
I think what I did wrong was I didn’t bring forward this person or I didn’t give his number to the authorities. I don’t know why I didn’t do it, maybe it was something between shock, and not wanting to believe he tried again.
I don’t know, I mean I’m someone who could have done a lot of harm to this person but he still didn’t have any fear.