'You laughed at their rapes': Meshel Laurie slams Barry Hall's foul on-air ...

Meshel Laurie has slammed Barry Hall for his vulgar on-air comment and accused him of laughing at rape survivors. 

Hall was sacked from Triple M for his inappropriate remark referring to a technique known as a 'sweep', which Erinn Montagna, wife of St Kilda great Leigh Montagna, underwent before giving birth.

'The doctor was a good looking rooster and around 40 years of age. He did a sweep with his fingers and licked his fingers afterwards,' he said on Friday.

Laurie, in an open letter posted on Instagram and Facebook, accused Hall of laughing at rape survivors about their assaults.

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Australian television presenter and comedian Meshel Laurie has slammed  Barry Hall, pictured right, with his girlfriend Lauren Brant and baby boy Miller

Australian television presenter and comedian Meshel Laurie has slammed  Barry Hall, pictured right, with his girlfriend Lauren Brant and baby boy Miller

'Here's the trouble with making a rape joke on the radio during the footy...you were in people's homes in their cars, in their workplaces, in their safe places,' she said. 

'Some of those people were rape survivors and you laughed at them about their rapes.'  

The comedian and Channel 10 panellist on 'The Project' said she believes he made the joke, not because he's a bad person, but because of his surroundings. 

'You did it because in your circles it's obviously ok to tell jokes like that,' she said.  

Laurie (pictured), in an open letter posted on Instagram and Facebook, accused Hall of laughing at rape survivors about their rapes.

Laurie (pictured), in an open letter posted on Instagram and Facebook, accused Hall of laughing at rape survivors about their rapes.

She said she was 'really sorry' Hall had to find out in such a publicly humiliating way that rape jokes matter, but said she hopes he will help 'spread the word'. 

'Maybe some of your friends are rape survivors. Did you know male rape survivors are more likely to self-harm than to ever tell anyone about their rape?

'Why do you think that is? It's because they spend their entire lives

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