West­min­ster sleaze scan­dal reaches No.10

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LON­DON: Down­ing Street has been dragged into the West­min­ster sex­ual ha­rass­ment scan­dal af­ter a well-known writer claimed one of David Cameron’s ofi­cials groped her.

Daisy Good­win, who wrote hit TV show Vic­to­ria, said that she had im­me­di­ately called out the oficial, say­ing: “Are you ac­tu­ally touch­ing my breast?” She al­leged that the in­ci­dent oc­curred af­ter the man “sum­moned” her to No.10 to dis­cuss an idea for a tele­vi­sion pro­gramme.

The claim takes the ha­rass­ment scan­dal to the heart of power in Bri­tish pol­i­tics, af­ter weeks which have al­ready seen a cab­i­net min­is­ter’s ca­reer end over in­ap­pro­pri­ate be­hav­iour and al­le­ga­tions of rape made in three dif­fer­ent par­ties.

De­scrib­ing what the man did dur­ing the meet­ing “a few years ago,” she said: “To my sur­prise he put his feet on my chair (we were sit­ting side by side) and said that my sun­glasses made me look like a Bond girl.

“I at­tempted to turn the con­ver­sa­tion to turn­ing ex­ports into un­miss­able TV. At the end of the meet­ing we both stood up and the oficial, to my as­ton­ish­ment, put his hand on my breast.

“I looked at the hand and then in my best Lady Brack­nell voice said, ‘Are you ac­tu­ally touch­ing my breast?’” She went on to say how the oficial “dropped his hand and laughed ner­vously,” be­fore she left “cross” but not trau­ma­tised.

Good­win re­layed her al­le­ga­tion in an ar­ti­cle for the Ra­dio Times, pub­lished on Tues­day, in which she told how she had been “sum­moned to Down­ing Street dur­ing the Cameron ad­min­is­tra­tion” to talk to the oficial about a po­ten­tial TV show.

She said she irst met the man in ques­tion at a din­ner, af­ter which he had con­tacted her by email invit­ing her to No.10.

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