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Fresh Allegations Swirl Of Sex At Westminster

Theresa May’s ‘deputy’ Damian Green is listed on 'dirty dossier' of 'sex pest' MPs over Ashley Madison claims as more allegations emerge including MP who made woman have an abortion...

Theresa May's key ally Damian Green is on Westminster's 'spreadsheet of shame' which alleges he used the Ashley Madison dating website, MailOnline can reveal.

The Cabinet Office minister has vehemently denied he was a member of the dating site for married people who wanted to cheat on their spouses.

The allegation first emerged in 2015 when his work email address appeared on a hacked list of members.

He said at the time: ‘It's nothing to do with me. I have never registered for an account with Ashley Madison'.

MailOnline understands at least nine of the names listed on the so-called sex pest list merely had consensual relationships with staff or fellow MPs.

This includes Justin Tomlinson, 40, who settled down with then 25-year-old aide Katherine Bennett in 2016 when he was already divorced.

An unnamed MP on the dossier, told MailOnline: ‘It is hurtful to be included and attached to something that is completely untrue.’

But the Westminster 'spreadsheet of shame' also reveals up to 25 new and damaging allegations about some of Britain's highest profile politicians.

There is a Tory MP with the nickname 'Copperfeel' and several others also said to have a reputation for groping women and men.

One is alleged to have forced an aide to have an abortion and another had 'paid women to be quiet'.

A politician is said to have been filmed being urinated on by three men, another MP enjoys sex with prostitutes paid to carry out 'odd acts' and a third seeks out men wearing women's perfume, the list says.

Three female aides were asked to go on holiday with one MP while another politician 'paid a woman to be quiet', while a former Tory minister was said to have propositioned his secretary by asking her to 'come and feel the length of my c***'.

Prime Minister Theresa May said today she 'has confidence in her Government and her ministers', her official spokesman said amid allegations of sexual impropriety at Westminster.

The document, said to be compiled by Tory aides disgruntled about their treatment, names six Cabinet ministers and other senior allies of the Prime Minister.

St Austell MP Steve Double is on there for having an affair with his office liaison with Sarah Bunt, 26, but was taken back by his forgiving wife Anne in 2016.

Also named is former Cabinet minister Stephen Crabb, who has admitted sending explicit text messages to a 19-year-old he had interviewed for a job.

And Mark Garnier also makes the list for allegedly asking his assistant to buy two vibrators and called her ‘sugar t*ts’.

Today Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon apologised for repeatedly touching a radio host's knee until she threatened to 'punch him in the face'.

He made the gesture to journalist Julia Hartley-Brewer during a Conservative party conference in 2002. 

A close friend of Sir Michael, a married father of two, said: ‘Julia’s a good friend of Michael’s. He overstepped the mark. She made it clear it was unwelcome and he rightly apologised 15 years ago.’

Yesterday Miss Hartley-Brewer, 49, said she was contacted by journalists about the incident in the wake of wider claims of sexual misconduct, but said she regarded it as ‘mildly amusing’.

Comparing her experience of a ‘misjudged sexual overture’ to serious harassment or assault was ‘absurd and wrong’, she argued.

In a statement on Twitter she wrote: ‘Wild rumours and claims are circulating about many male MPs at Westminster in a media feeding frenzy.

‘I have worked in and around Westminster for 20 years and, as far as I am aware, incidents of genuine harassment involve only a small number of MPs from all parties.

‘I believe it is absurd and wrong to treat workplace banter and flirting – and even misjudged sexual overtures – between consenting adults as being morally equivalent to serious sexual harassment or assault. It demeans genuine victims of real offences. Anyone with any allegations … should speak up now and provide the evidence to ensure any necessary action is taken.

She added: ‘I have not been a victim and I do not wish to take part in what I believe has now become a Westminster witch hunt.’
Miss Hartley-Brewer said the minister ‘repeatedly put his hand on my knee during a party conference dinner … I calmly and politely explained to him that, if he did it again, I would “punch him in the face”. He withdrew his hand … I have had no issues since with the man and do not regard the incident as anything but mildly amusing, which is why I have declined to name him.’

In the Sunday Express in 2009 she described how he had propositioned her. She wrote: ‘He was, he told me, a firm believer in the long-standing Westminster rule of … “party conferences don’t count”. I was, I told him, a firm believer in not going to bed with other women’s husbands.’

Last night, after Sir Michael had been named, Miss Hartley-Brewer tweeted: ‘Sigh. This “incident” happened in 2002. No one was remotely upset or distressed by it.’

It came as Theresa May was warned she risked sparking a Westminster ‘witch hunt’ after ministers were told they could be sacked for making staff ‘feel uncomfortable’. The Prime Minister ordered a crackdown on Parliamentary sex pests after the latest Westminster sleaze scandal threatened to spiral out of control.

A spokesman for the Defence Secretary said he had apologised when the incident happened 15 years ago – and that both he and Miss Hartley-Brewer considered the matter closed.

The incident is believed to have happened at a Tory Party conference. Miss Hartley-Brewer said last night she did not see herself as a ‘victim’.

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