No 10 invites TV exec to make official complaint
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 over a proposed TV programme during former Prime Minister David Cameron’s time in office.
Mr Cameron 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 made.
Theresa May’s official spokesman did not say whether any complaint had been received and said it would be “inappropriate” for him to disclose whether Ms Goodwin was being approached.
But a Whitehall source indicated that contact had been made with the TV producer to ensure she was aware that if she chose to make a complaint, it would be looked into.
Ms Goodwin told the Radio Times 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 oneon-one meeting. Ms Goodwin said she 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.