Dutch TV anchor admits to inserting candlestick into unconscious woman on national TV

Dutch TV personality Johan Derksen openly told a story from his youth about how he penetrated a young woman with a candlestick.

Yup. In his evening programme, Vandaag Inside, Derksen and his guests discussed the sexual assault accusations of another Dutch TV anchor, Johnny de Mol.

Apparently inspired by the ruthlessness of other men in power, Derksen felt comfortable enough to tell the following story in front of a live audience and on national TV.

“It’s a filthy story”

As reported by the NOS, this is a translation of what Johan Derksen said: “When I think back to it I am deeply ashamed. It’s a very filthy story, but these sorts of things happen.”

Do they though, Derksen?

He continued: “I was out with the goalie of Veendam and two young women. We went to the apartment and the two girls are so drunk they puke all over.”

Because mentioning that a woman is drunk always, somehow, makes sexual assault more digestible.

“I can still remember it well and I’m not proud of it… the young woman was lying unconscious on the couch and there stood such a huge candlestick. We stuffed it in there [read, her], and then we went away.”

What the actual f***.

Translation Tweet: “‘Everyone did things like that sometimes.’ Well, Johan, I broke something once. I got into a fight once. But if I left a drunk girl alone, I’d put a bucket next to her, give her a blanket, and leave. Dirty bastard.”

Amusement in the studio

The worst part? Applauding laughter by the other (male) guests and the audience. Because rape and sexual assault of unconscious women are hilarious apparently.

Derksen will not apologise

Derksen later claimed that there was no mention of penetration, reports the NOS. Ah. Okay. And “stuffing it in” means what, exactly?

Obviously, it just means that he placed the candlestick between the unconscious woman’s legs.

The candlestick was, allegedly, too big anyway to insert it into the woman’s body, so the accusations are nonsense, says Derksen.

And he will not apologise for misbehaviours that he committed when he was 24-years-old.

Translation Tweet: “How can a man feel so safe as to appease this story in public and in the process humiliate the woman (who will recognize herself) again? Strangely enough, that pisses me off the most.”

In the original story, Derksen clearly said “stuffing it in” underlined by a complimentary hand gesture.

What do you think about these sexual assault accusations against Johan Derksen? Tell us in the comments!

Feature Image: Jasper Joosten/Wikimedia Commons/CC3.0

Cara Räker 🇩🇪
Cara Räker 🇩🇪
Cara moved to the Netherlands at fifteen and she is here to stay! After all, there is so much to love about it, except maybe the bread (as every German will tell you). Next to finishing up her bachelor's degree in European politics (dry), Cara loves to do yoga, swim, and cook delicious veggie food.


  1. This was deeply triggering and traumatizing to see. To everyone thinking this is a civilized country, here is your wake-up call.


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