Shamed former Cabinet minister Damian Green makes awkward gaffe after naming blog ‘Commons touch’ despite being sacked over sexual harassment claimsJanuary 29, 2022
SHAMED ex-minister Damian Green made an awkward gaffe today by naming an article he wrote 'Commons touch' after he was sacked following sexual harassment claims and having porn on his computer.
The MP wrote a new article for his website, but gave it an inappropriate title in light of allegations he touched an activist's knee.
He published 'Commons Touch – An update on the NHS and the William Harvey hospital' on his official website this evening.
And he sent out a message promoting it on his Instagram, but the post was later deleted.
The former First Secretary of State was forced to leave Government last month after admitting he lied about the presence of pornographic images on his House of Commons computer.
An investigation found claims he didn't know about it were "inaccurate and misleading".
Writer Kate Maltby also accused him of making unwanted advances towards her and touched her knee during a meeting in a pub.
It left her so "angry" that he was "hitting on her when he offered a job" that she ignored him for a year.
Later she said he texted her to ask for a drink after having "admired [her] in a corset" in a newspaper.
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Ms Maltby claims Downing Street was aware of the "pattern of behviour" about the Prime Minister's former right-hand man months ago.
In his resignation statement, Mr Green said: "I deeply regret the distress caused to Kate Maltby following her article about me and the reaction to it.
"I do not recognise the events she described in her article, but I clearly made her feel uncomfortable and for this I apologise."
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