ITV producer Daisy Goodwin claims Government official groped her on 10 Downing Street visit

ITV producer claims Government official groped her on 10 Downing Street visit

Daisy Goodwin claimed the incident happened while David Cameron was Prime Minister

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A TV producer has claimed she was groped by an official of the Government on a visit to Number 10 Downing Street.

Daisy Goodwin, who is the creator of the ITV series Victoria, said a man had put his hand on her breast during a meeting to discuss a television programme.

She told the Radio Times she had humiliated the official verbally to deal with the situation, but did not report the events, which are reported to have occurred during the Premiership of David Cameron from 2010 to 2016.

Her claims are the latest in an ongoing series of sexual harassment allegations to engulf Westminster, with ministers Damian Green and Mark Garnier facing inquiries over alleged inappropriate conduct.

Goodwin said the official, younger than her by a few years, showed her into an office, where he complemented her on her sunglasses, saying she looked like “a Bond girl.”

After she had diverted the meeting back to its main subject, she claimed he put his hand on her breast, and she had called him out on it.

Goodwin said she had been “cross”, but not traumatised over the incident.

A spokesman for Number 10 said the Cabinet Office would look into any formal complaints if one were to be made by the producer.