A woman who claims Labour MP Jared O'Mara verbally abused her in a Sheffield Nightclub has told her story to talkRADIO.
The Labour Party has now launched an investigation into O'Mara's conduct after Sophie Evans claimed he called her "an ugly b****" in a Sheffield in March, just weeks before he was elected as an MP. He has also faced scrutiny over a series of remarks posted online around 10 years ago.
Evans told Paul Ross and Carole Malone how hr alleged confrontation with O'Mara unfolded seven months ago.
She said: "I was out on a staff night with my colleagues, and there had been a bit of a row between Jared and one of my co-workers in which he’d called bouncers over, who had manhandled my colleague out of the bar
"I was trying to talk to him because I thought I kind of know him, I met him on a dating app in 2016, I just want to know what’s happened.
"We were talking and then one of his female bouncers had heard a comment I’d made to my colleagues minutes before, saying he’d got a problem with me because I won’t sleep with him.
"I was trying to make light of the situation, my female colleague was really upset, she’d just been punched in the face [and was] on the phone to the police at the time.
"The bouncer told Jared what I’d said and he just slipped. He stood back, looked at me, and said the things we can’t repeat at this time in the morning."
Evans told our hosts it was too late for him to make an apology to her now.
"I’ve been talking about it since June and the people who only really picked up on it were on Twitter and the online journal Guido Fawkes.
"It’s too late for him to apologise. He needs to acknowledge it and he needs to apologise for calling me and my colleague a liar and lying about it."
"He’s saying he’s a changed character. Well maybe, if his journey started seven months ago and not 15 years ago like he alleges."
O'Mara has resigned from the Women and Equalities Committee following the publication of his online comments, although he vehemently denies the allegations made by Evans.