Bachelor In Paradise star Jessica Brody has hit back at cat callers after she was harassed on the street on Wednesday.
The tattoo artist was forced to hide in a train station after the first incident, when some ‘random men in a car’ followed her for fifteen minutes and cat called her from the vehicle.
It then happened a second time that day, but the 33-year-old was able to get her phone out to film the tail end of it, which she shared on Instagram.
Hitting back: Bachelor In Paradise star Jessica Brody (pictured) has hit back at cat callers after she was harassed on the street on Wednesday
In the footage, a man is clearly visible in a car at the end of the footpath where the Melbourne-based star is walking.
As she approaches him with her iPhone held up and recording, he awkwardly flashes a thumbs up sign before the video ends.
‘TWICE on my way home did I have random men follow me in their cars,’ she captioned it.
‘This s**t is scary as fuck for women and such s****y behaviour. Please don’t do this,’ she continued.
‘I only thought to film it because it happened about 30 minutes prior,’ she added, before claiming that the man had said, ‘Oi, come here for a sec!’ to her.
‘This s**t is scary’: The 33-year-old shared footage of a man who she claims followed her home
Jess then shared a photo of what she was wearing that day, which consisted of sneakers, a short pleated skirt and a simple black bandeau top.
‘Not trying to be dramatic but this is wild that I can’t dress like this in 30 degrees without getting harassed,’ she wrote.
When contacted for comment by Daily Mail Australia, Jessica slammed cat callers and said that it was unacceptable for anybody to be harassed on the street.
Outfit: Jess then shared a photo of what she was wearing that day, which consisted of sneakers, a short pleated skirt and a simple black bandeau top
‘Cat calling is sexual harassment. It’s genuinely scary and it constitutes anything from unwanted stares to being followed, which happened to me and routinely does, to groping and verbal abuse,’ she said.
‘It happens to people of all shapes and sizes, all year round, but I personally find a huge uptick in summer when my body is more visible,’ she continued.
‘Everyone should feel comfortable to wear whatever keeps them comfortable and happy without feeling threatened or upset and without being sexualised without their consent.’
Fresh start: Since her time on Bachelor In Paradise, the former model has left reality TV behind to start a new career as a professional tattooist
Jessica is best known for her stint on Bachelor In Paradise’s third season, which aired in 2020.
Since her time on the show, the former model has left reality TV behind to start a new career as a professional tattooist.
She’s also a budding beauty entrepreneur with her own line of false mink eyelashes and eyebrow products called Brody Beauty.
Business: She’s also a budding beauty entrepreneur with her own brand called Brody Beauty