Producer says she was groped in 10 Downing
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.”