Green ‘offered job’ to writer who wore corset
DAMIAN GREEN offered a job to a writer 30 years his junior at the same time as making sexual advances towards her, it was claimed today.
Kate Maltby, who says the Cabinet minister touched her knee, wrote down over a year ago her claim that he “offered” her a job at the same time as making sexual advances towards her.
The Evening Standard published a series of messages sent from Ms Maltby to a journalist at the paper – long before the current furore blew up – which set down her feelings of discomfort about the politician. These messages have been passed to a Cabinet Office inquiry into Mr Green’s alleged conduct.
Ms Maltby sent journalist Rosamund Unwin a Facebook message in 2016, received four minutes after Mr Green sent her a text saying he had admired her wearing a corset in The Times.
She wrote: “When you’ve wondered if you were unfair to think that your old Tory MP who’s friends with your parents was hitting on you when he offered you a job (and you said no on that basis)…and then he texts out of the blue after months to say ‘long time no see. But having admired you in a corset in my favourite tabloid, I feel impelled to ask if you are free for a drink anytime?’.”
A spokesman for Mr Green said: “Mr Green has never made any sexual advances towards Kate Maltby and he never offered her a job or anything similar. The discussions they had were in the context of her asking for general career advice.”