Female Saudi Journalist Gets 60 Lashes for Sex Show
During episode, man boasted of conquests
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2009 4:38 PM CDT
A woman walks Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.   (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

(Newser) – A female Saudi journalist has been sentenced to 60 lashes for her involvement in a TV show that featured a man detailing his sexual conquests. The court also banned Rosanna Al-Yami from leaving the country for two years, sources tell CNN. She is believed to be the first Saudi journalist ever sentenced to lashes, though it's not clear she was even involved in the controversial episode.

Al-Yama works for the Lebanese Broadcasting Corp. as a show coordinator, but she apparently had no direct involvement in the episode of "A Thick Red Line" that caused all the fuss. No matter—the judge sentenced her as a "deterrence," she tells the AP. "I am too frustrated and upset to appeal the sentence," she adds. As for the man who boasted of his sex life on the show: he's currently serving a 5-year sentence.