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Philip Green named in Parliament as alleged sex harasser behind injunction



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Green in 2016.

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  • The Daily Telegraph newspaper was prohibited from
    reporting allegations against a prominent British businessman
    of sexual harassment, racist abuse, and bullying.
  • Sir Philip Green has been revealed as the businessman
    in question.
  • He obtained a legal injunction to stop The Telegraph
    from reporting his identity.
  • Lord Peter Hain revealed Green’s name in the House of
    Lords with “parliamentary privilege,” a British law that allows
    anything said in Parliament to be published without
  • None of the allegations against Green have been proven
    in a court of law.
  • Green owns a massive retail empire that includes
    Topshop and Miss Selfridge.

Retail billionaire Sir Philip Green has been named as the
businessman who reportedly used a legal injunction a British
newspaper from reporting allegations against him of sexual
harassment, racist abuse, and bullying. None of the allegations
have been proven in a court of law.

Lord Peter Hain named the businessman in the House of Lords on
Thursday, which allowed Green’s name to be made public.

Green had obtained an
injunction against The Daily Telegraph newspaper
, making it
illegal to name him. But an element British law — so-called
“parliamentary privilege” — allows that anything said in
Parliament can be published without penalty, regardless of any
other restrictions, thus allowing a way around the injunction.

Hain said “I feel it’s my duty” to name Green.

He described Green as “someone intimately involved in the case of
a powerful businessman using non-disclosure agreements and
substantial payments to conceal the truth about serious and
repeated sexual harassment, racist abuse, and bullying, which is
compulsively continuing.

He continued, saying: “I feel it’s my duty under parliamentary
privilege to name Philip Green as the individual in question,
given that the media have been subject to an injunction
preventing publication of the full details of this story which is
clearly in the public interest.”

Watch the clip below:

Lord Hain’s revelation came after The Telegraph reported that it
was stopped from reporting the businessman’s name as part of an
investigation about a #MeToo case in Britain.

The Telegraph was not allowed to reveal the identities of the
businessman or his companies, or the accusations against him.

Green owns a giant retail company, Arcadia Group, that
includes Topshop and Miss Selfridge. He is the father of
Chloe Green

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