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Portia de Rossi accused of sexism

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Published: Friday, November 19, 2010, 12:33 [IST]

Sydney (ANI): Australian actress Portia de Rossi has been accused of sexism after she refused to be interviewed by a male. De Rossi, 37, was accused of hypocrisy after Sunrise host David Koch revealed she refused to be interviewed by him because he is a man.

She appeared on the top-rating Channel Seven morning program to publicise her new memoir, 'Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain', but would speak only to Koch's female co-hosts. A Seven spokeswoman confirmed de Rossi's no-men policy, saying Sunrise producers were told her stance was "not just for Australia, it's for around the world".

Koch on the other hand took to Twitter to vent his frustration, accusing the star of double standards. "Portia de Rossi would only be interviewed by a woman. Am I weird in thinking that's strange. Be outrage if a man made that a condition," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Koch as writing.

"Portia has campaigned, quite rightly, for gay rights and equality. Then insists on only being interviewed by women. Hypocritical? U tell me?" he stated.

Topics: portia de rossi, david koch
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