Former BC premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual assault in London

Gordon Campbell when he was BC premier.
Gordon Campbell when he was BC premier.

Saturday Update:

Public relations firm Edelman that hired Campbell on a retainer as a part-time consultant in July 2018 said in a statement: “In light of the recent allegations, Edelman and Mr. Campbell have mutually decided to suspend their consulting arrangement until the police investigation in the U.K. is complete,” CBC reported.

 

THE Daily Telegraph newspaper is reporting that British police are investigating an allegation of sexual assault made against the former BC premier Gordon Campbell when he was the Canadian High Commissioner to Britain by a female London high commission worker.

Campbell has been accused of groping a member of staff in 2013.

The complaint has been passed to the Foreign Office, which is facilitating discussions between British police and the Canadian authorities.

“Whitehall sources indicated that Canada may open its own inquiry and could waive Mr Campbell’s diplomatic immunity if asked to do so,” the newspaper reports.

The Daily Telegraph reports that a spokesman for Campbell said: “This complaint was transparently disclosed and became the subject of a full due diligence investigation at the time by the government of Canada and was found to be without merit.”

The alleged victim, Judith Prins, 54, told the newspaper that she decided to speak out on Friday in the wake of the MeToo movement. She alleged Campbell groped her before a meeting at Canada House, Canada’s high commission in Trafalgar Square.

 

Daily Telegraph story at:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/02/15/scotland-yard-investigating-allegation-sexual-assault-made-against/

 

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