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Australian Radio Duo Taken Off The Air After Lie Detector Stunt

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Radio personalities Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O, who recently broadcast a lie detector stunt in which a 14-year-old girl was forced to admit her sexual history on air, including the fact that she'd been raped at 12, have been suspended.

The backlash surrounding the duo's horrific stunt has caused Sandilands to announce, through his management, that he is "unable to perform his duties on-air at this time." Austereo, the owner of 2DayFm, Kyle and Jackie O's home station, says the show is in "recess until we have completed an across-the-networks review of the principals (sic) and protocols of our interaction with our audience." Meanwhile, Department of Community Services is currently investigating the 14-year-old's rape claim. [Yahoo]

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Suspension is the right course of action for these two. The producer of the segment should be fired.