Sir Philip Green, owner of Top Shop, was named by Labour peer Peter Hain, who said he was using parliamentary privilege in the public interest to out the businessmen, after an injunction banned a national paper from naming him.
Earlier in the week, the Telegraph ran an article accusing an unnamed and prominent businessman of racial & sexual abuse of staff.
Hain told the House of Lords: “Having been contacted by somebody 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, 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 a story which is clearly in the public interest.”
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