'Martin how's the nipple today?'

Grant Hackett in training at Caloundra pool. Photo: Chris McCormack / 170869r
Grant Hackett in training at Caloundra pool. Photo: Chris McCormack / 170869r Chris McCormack

IT'S the interview that's divided social media and called into question the ethics of journalists everywhere. 

The victim at the centre of the alleged Grant Hackett nipple-cripple scandal - reportedly a Sydney real estate agent - was confronted by a Channel Nine reporter who asked...well just watch the video below. 


"I can still feel his hands groping. I still feel violated," the man who wished to remain anonymous tols Melbourne's Herald Sun.

"My nipple still hurts, my chest still hurts," he said on Monday.

"I feel very uncomfortable flying now. I just feel very on edge at the moment."

"I knew there would be backlash. But I want to make this crystal clear, this was a completely unprovoked attack."

The journalists confronting question has drawn the ire of some and the support of others. 

Dan Anstey in Tweet above dubbed it the greatest ever piece of Australian journalism. 

Other have pointed the finger at the alleged victim of the so called "titty-twister" saying reclining his seat was the cause. 

While others asked what the public reaction would have been if the victim was female. 

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