Sir Philip Green named over harassment claims
October 25, 2018 4:06 pm
Retail billionaire Sir Philip Green has been named in Parliament as the leading businessman accused by a newspaper of sexual and racial harassment.
Peter Hain, who identified him in the Lords, said it was his duty to name him, given the “serious and repeated” nature of the allegations.
The Telegraph accused but did not name the businessman on Tuesday.
Sir Philip “categorically and wholly” denied allegations of “unlawful sexual or racist behaviour”.
The Court of Appeal issued an injunction preventing the newspaper from publishing Sir Philip’s name. It remains in force, but Lord Hain’s statement, made under parliamentary privilege, has been widely reported in the UK media.
The peer said publication of the story was “clearly in the public interest”.
The Telegraph said it had spent eight months investigating allegations of bullying, intimidation and sexual harassment made against Sir Philip.