Col­gan emerges af­ter two weeks of ly­ing low

The Irish Mail on Sunday - - FRONT PAGE - By Craig Hughes

MICHAEL Col­gan broke cover this week­end but re­fused to say any­thing to his al­leged vic­tims.

The Ir­ish Mail on Sun­day has asked the for­mer Gate di­rec­tor to re­ply to the al­le­ga­tions against him for the past two weeks, but he has been holed up in his Geor­gian man­sion off Dublin’s Bag­got Street.

The MoS tracked Mr Col­gan to the Dy­lan Ho­tel on Fri­day, where we asked him if he had any­thing to say about the claims of ha­rass­ment and bul­ly­ing.

A star­tled Mr Col­gan kept a stony si­lence and zig-zagged out of the ho­tel, and down back streets, be­fore duck­ing into a pub to avoid our ques­tions.

The MoS first re­ported the claims against him two weeks ago when Grace Dyas pub­lished a blog about her ex­pe­ri­ence with him at the launch of the Dublin The­atre Fes­ti­val.

Mr Col­gan al­legedly said to her, ‘you’ve lost so much weight, I’d al­most have sex with you’. When Ms Dyas re­buked him, he al­legedly be­came abu­sive.

To date, eight women have made ac­cu­sa­tions against Mr Col­gan.

He had been ex­pected to re­lease a state­ment, but his so­lic­i­tor did not re­spond to re­quests from the MoS over the past two days.

em­Bat­tled: Michael Col­gan re­fuses to an­swer our ques­tions on Fri­day

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