UK News Downing St contacts TV producer over claim of groping at Number 10 meeting

18:40  14 november  2017
18:40  14 november  2017 Source:   Press Association

Theresa May accused of covering up secret Priti Patel meetings

  Theresa May accused of covering up secret Priti Patel meetings REUTERS/Toby Melville Downing Street in crisis following claims that they deliberately concealed existence of secret meetings between the International Development Secretary and the Israeli government. Theresa May's spokespeople have claimed all week that the first the Prime Minister knew about the meetings was last Friday.But new report claims Downing Street knew about the unauthorised meetings within days and suppressed them to save the embarrassment of the Foreign Office.Priti Patel is currently en route to London where she had been expected to face the sack.

Downing Street has contacted a TV producer who claims she was groped during a meeting inside Number 10 , to ask whether she would like to make a formal complaint. Daisy Goodwin, the creator of hit ITV series Victoria

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Downing Street has contacted a TV producer who claims she was groped during a meeting inside Number 10 , to ask whether she would like to make a formal complaint. Daisy Goodwin, the creator of hit ITV series Victoria

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Daisy Goodwin, the creator of hit ITV series Victoria, said an official touched her breast after a discussion of a proposed TV programme during David Cameron’s time in office.

The former prime minister has said he was “alarmed and shocked” to hear her allegations, and has contacted the Cabinet Office to voice his concern.

Downing Street said the Cabinet Office would look into any formal complaint that was made.

Daisy Goodwin © Getty Daisy Goodwin Theresa May’s official spokesman declined to say whether any complaint had been received and said it would be “inappropriate” for him to disclose whether Ms Goodwin was being approached.

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Downing Street has contacted a TV producer who claims she was groped during a meeting inside Number 10 , to ask whether she would like to make a formal complaint. Daisy Goodwin, the creator of hit ITV series Victoria

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But a Whitehall source indicated that contact had been made with the TV producer to ensure she was aware that if she chose to make a complaint, it would be looked into.

Ms Goodwin told the Radio Times that she did not report the alleged incident at the time as she did not feel “traumatised”, but was no longer sure whether she was right to keep quiet.

She said she was astonished when the official put his hand on her breast after the one-on-one meeting, and dealt with the situation by “humiliating” him verbally, looking at his hand and saying: “Are you actually touching my breast?”

“He dropped his hand and laughed nervously,” she said. “I wasn’t traumatised, I was cross, but by the next day it had become an anecdote, The Day I Was Groped In Number 10.

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Downing Street has contacted a TV producer who claims she was groped during a meeting inside Number 10 , to ask whether she would like to make a formal complaint. Daisy Goodwin, the creator of hit ITV series Victoria

A female TV producer has claimed she was groped by a Government official during a visit to 10 Downing Street . Daisy Goodwin, the creator of hit ITV series Victoria, alleged that the man put his hand on her breast during a meeting to discuss a proposed television programme.

“I think humiliating the official was probably the appropriate punishment, but suppose he tried it on with someone less able to defend themselves?”

Responding to Ms Goodwin’s allegations, a spokesman for Mr Cameron said: “David Cameron was first made aware of this serious allegation yesterday. He was alarmed, shocked and concerned to learn of it and immediately informed the Cabinet Office.

“As is usual practice, the Cabinet Office will thoroughly investigate any complaint made.”

Mrs May’s official spokesman told a regular Westminster media briefing: “Of course this is something that we would be concerned about. We are looking at it, and as we have said, wherever an allegation has been made we will make sure it’s treated with the utmost seriousness.”

Daisy Goodwin, the creator of hit ITV series Victoria, said an official touched her breast (PA) © Provided by The Press Association Daisy Goodwin, the creator of hit ITV series Victoria, said an official touched her breast (PA) Ms Goodwin’s story is the latest in a series of allegations of unwanted sexual advances at Westminster, with First Secretary of State Damian Green and international trade minister Mark Garnier facing inquiries over claims of inappropriate conduct.

Conservative former minister Anna Soubry described the alleged incident as “appalling”, telling BBC Breakfast: “For a lot of women, it doesn’t matter who you are, it doesn’t matter how much bravado people think you have, this sort of assault – and it is an assault – is often deeply traumatic and we need to wake up to what it really is. And we need to take action when it is required.

“We have got to change the culture as well. And men should keep their hands to themselves.”

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