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Sexual abuse in Westminster won’t be ended by the revamped ministerial code | Kate Maltby

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My complaint against Damian Green was deemed ‘plausible’. Without an independent body to look at victims’ claims, others can’t hope for the same resultI have been trying not to think about sexual harassment in Westminster. In October, I publicly described an uncomfortable experience with Damian Green, then the de facto deputy prime minister. Although others have since minimised my story as a tale of a “touch on a knee”, I perceived that he was suggesting sex while offering me a job. I expected an apology – the headline of my piece acknowledged that men such as Green rarely realise they’re doing anything wrong. His actions – threatening to sue for libel, briefing the Daily Mail to destroy my reputation, which he has denied – turned it into all-out war.
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