Cathy Newman says her 14-year-old daughter received vitriolic online abuse after Jordan Peterson gender pay gap interview They seem like a pretty sick crew of incels. Is this guy a total twat ? He did a panel show over here in 2018 and came across as sort of normal but with nothing much to say. Channel 4 presenter Cathy Newman has said her 14-year-old daughter witnessed a torrent of vitriolic online abuse directed at the veteran journalist. The news presenter recounted the harassment she was subjected to after interviewing controversial Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson – revealing her child even saw a fake pornographic image of her. Channel 4 was forced to call in security specialists to analyse threats targeted at Ms Newman after her interview about the gender pay gap with Prof Peterson – a controversial figure who has attracted a far-right following. The 44-year-old, who has worked for Channel 4 for over a decade, has looked back at the vile online abuse and harassment she experienced in a piece for The Pool. She wrote: “One of the 200 or so on-screen interviews I did this year  was with the controversial Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson. I challenged him about the gender pay gap, which he believes is a fiction, and what he calls the ‘murderous equity doctrine’ embraced by many modern women.