Filthy liar! German TV reporter is fired after being caught smearing herself in mud before filming report saying she helped the clear-up efforts in flood-devastated town | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

Filthy liar! German TV reporter is fired after being caught smearing herself in mud before filming report saying she helped the clear-up efforts in flood-devastated town

A German TV reporter was fired after she was caught smearing herself in mud before filming a report in a flood devastated town this week.

Susanna Ohlen, 39, muddied herself to pretend she had lent a hand with the clean up effort in Bad Munstereifel following heavy flooding that claimed at least 128 lives in Germany.

RTL.de had published an article titled 'Cleaning up after the flood: RTL presenter lends a hand in Bad Munstereifel', which featured Ohlen.

She was caught out after an onlooker posted the incriminating video online on Thursday.

The channel said: 'Our reporter's approach clearly contradicts journalistic principles and our own standards. We therefore gave her a leave of absence on Monday after we heard about it.'

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