Halifax man charged with yelling vulgar phrase at female reporter set over

The case of a Halifax man accused of hurling a vulgar slur at a female reporter taking part in a live broadcast has been adjourned until next month.

Nash John Gracie was charged with public mischief and causing a disturbance after the incident in a Halifax bar.

CTV Atlantic reporter Heather Butts told her Twitter followers on Dec. 29 that the phrase was directed at her during the station's 6 p.m. broadcast.

She was broadcasting from the Pint Public House, where fans were watching a world junior hockey championship game.

A recording shows a man approaching Butts and calling out the same sexually explicit phrase that has been yelled at other female reporters across the country.

Lawyer Ron Pizzo appeared in Halifax provincial court Thursday on behalf of Gracie.