SU­SANNA REID’S SCHOOL IN SEX ABUSE PROBE

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OLD GIRL: TV star went to St Paul’s SU­SANNA Reid and Rachel Weisz’s for­mer girls’ school has been hit by his­toric sex abuse claims sparked by Hol­ly­wood’s #MeToo so­cial me­dia cam­paign.

St Paul’s Girls’ School, in Ham­mer­smith, West Lon­don, has been con­tacted by at least two for­mer pupils who claim they were sex­u­ally abused be­tween the 1970s and 1990s.

The £24,000-a-year school’s High Mis­tress, Sarah Fletcher, has warned for­mer pupils to iden­tify peo­ple who are re­spon­si­ble for abuse.

For­mer pupils – called Old Pauli­nas – in­clude Mar­garet Thatcher’s daugh­ter, Carol, as well as Good Morn­ing Bri­tain host Su­sanna Reid and ac­tress Rachel Weisz.

There is no sug­ges­tion any of those three suf­fered abuse dur­ing their time at the school.

In a let­ter to for­mer stu­dents at the school, Sarah Fletcher wrote: “They [for­mer pupils] have told us of past sex­ual abuse at St Paul’s.

“Two wrote from per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence, oth­ers about what they had heard from friends.

“The al­le­ga­tions re­late to a pe­riod span­ning from the 1970s to 1990s.

“We im­me­di­ately passed the in­for­ma­tion on to the rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties and we re­main in close con­tact with them.”

A spokes­woman for the school said: “We can con­firm that the School re­cently re­ceived some OLD GIRL: Rachel Weisz al­le­ga­tions abuse.

“While these re­fer to events in the 1970s and 1990s, we take any in­for­ma­tion of this na­ture ex­tremely se­ri­ously and have passed all the de­tails im­me­di­ately to the rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties, with whom we re­main in close con­tact.” of past

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