No 10 in­vites TV exec to make of­fi­cial com­plaint

The Scotsman - - News Digest - By AN­GUS HOWARTH

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.

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