Pro­ducer says she was groped in 10 Down­ing

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LONDON — The Bri­tish prime min­is­ter’s of­fice says it’s treat­ing with “ut­most se­ri­ous­ness” a TV pro­ducer’s al­le­ga­tion she was sex­u­ally as­saulted inside 10 Down­ing St., the of­fi­cial of­fice for Bri­tain’s leader.

Daisy Good­win, who cre­ated the royal pe­riod drama Vic­to­ria, says a gov­ern­ment of­fi­cial groped her breast while she was vis­it­ing Down­ing St. to dis­cuss a pro­posed TV pro­gram. She says she didn’t re­port the in­ci­dent, which hap­pened dur­ing the 2010-16 ad­min­is­tra­tion of Con­ser­va­tive PM David Cameron.

Good­win told Ra­dio Times mag­a­zine that re­cent abuse rev­e­la­tions made her re­con­sider her si­lence.

Cameron’s spokesman said he was “alarmed, shocked and con­cerned” and had in­formed the Cab­i­net Of­fice, which in­ves­ti­gates mis­be­haviour in pol­i­tics. Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May’s spokesman said Tues­day that the gov­ern­ment treated all al­le­ga­tions “with the ut­most se­ri­ous­ness.”

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