Former Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain names Philip Green as man at centre of harassment claims | The Irish Post
Sir Philip Green ‘grabbed women’s breasts, slapped their bottoms and had HUNDREDS of grievance claims made against him’, says peer who first revealed sex pest claims against Topshop tycoon
- Lord Hain revealed to the House of Lords claims made against Sir Philip Green
- He said one alleged victim told him Sir Philip would grab breasts of female staff
Sir Philip previously ‘categorically and wholly’ denied claims of harassment
Topshop boss Sir Philip Green allegedly grabbed women’s breasts and thighs, slapped their bottoms and had hundreds of grievance cases against him, a peer claimed in the House of Lords today//CARMON REPORT
The allegations were revealed by Lord Hain, who last year used the cloak of parliamentary privilege to identify the Topshop boss as the person behind a legal injunction preventing the Daily Telegraph from publishing allegations of sexual harassment and racial abuse.
Sir Philip previously ‘categorically and wholly’ denied the claims.
Responding to Lord Hain’s latest claims, he said: ‘How sad somebody who already has proven they’re prepared to abuse the system wants to continue to behave in this manner.’
Lord Hain said he was revealing the account of a victim for the first time as he defended the use of parliamentary privilege.
Speaking during a debate in the Lords, Lord Hain said he had originally named the businessman ‘for moral reasons and was not second-guessing or criticising the judiciary’.
He said: ‘To explain why, I am revealing for the first time in public exactly what one of Sir Philip Green’s victims told me whilst pleading with me to name him under parliamentary privilege.’