Green ‘of­fered job’ to writer who wore corset

The Daily Telegraph - - News - By and

Christo­pher Hope

Laura Hughes

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.”

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