No. 10 con­tacts grope claim woman

The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands) - - NEWS -

Down­ing Street has con­tacted a TV pro­ducer who claims she was groped dur­ing a meet­ing inside Num­ber 10, to ask whether she would like to make a for­mal com­plaint.

Daisy Good­win, the cre­ator of hit ITV se­ries Vic­to­ria, said an of­fi­cial touched her breast af­ter a dis­cus­sion of a pro­posed TV pro­gramme dur­ing David Cameron’s time in of­fice.

The for­mer prime min­is­ter has said he was “alarmed and shocked” to hear her al­le­ga­tions, and has con­tacted the Cab­i­net Of­fice to voice his con­cern. Down­ing Street said the Cab­i­net Of­fice would look into any for­mal com­plaint.

Theresa May’s of­fi­cial

“Areyou ac­tu­ally touch­ingmy breast?”

spokesman de­clined to say whether any com­plaint had been re­ceived.

But a White­hall source in­di­cated con­tact had been made with the pro­ducer to en­sure she was aware that if she chose to make a com­plaint, it would be looked into.

Ms Good­win said she did not re­port the al­leged in­ci­dent at the time as she did not feel “trau­ma­tised”, but was no longer sure whether she was right to keep quiet.

She said she was as­ton­ished when the of­fi­cial put his hand on her breast af­ter the one-onone meet­ing, and dealt with the sit­u­a­tion by “hu­mil­i­at­ing” him ver­bally, look­ing at his hand and say­ing: “Are you ac­tu­ally touch­ing my breast?”

“He dropped his hand and laughed ner­vously,” she said. “I wasn’t trau­ma­tised, I was cross.

“Now, in the light of all the shock­ing sto­ries that have come out about abu­sive be­hav­iour by men in power, I won­der if my Keep Calm And Carry On phi­los­o­phy, in­her­ited from my par­ents, was cor­rect?

“The an­swer is, I am not sure.”

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