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26-02-2018 16:21 | Read 289 times

Knight: I will not take it lying down

A Tory councillor in Britain, who was removed from her committee role after commenting that sexual harassment claims at the notorious Presidents Club charity dinner were “exaggerated”, told Cyprus Today: “I will not take it lying down.”

Knight: I will not take it lying down

By Şirin Özkaynak

North Cyprus “swallow” and renowned businesswoman Tina Knight caused controversy after publicly dismissing a Financial Times (FT) undercover report on alleged sexual harassment at the prestigious charity dinner at London’s Dorchester Hotel last month.

The backlash and “bullying” has now seen her replaced as chair of Uttlesford Council’s standards committee, in Essex, following a 17-2 vote on Thursday in what she described as a “kangaroo court”.

Ms Knight made the comments on January 24, on BBC Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine programme, during a debate with FT reporter Madison Marriage, whose story about hostesses being “groped, sexually harassed and propositioned” caused a furore in the UK.

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