Sir Michael Fallon has apologised for an incident in 2002 where he put his hand on Julia Hartley-Brewer’s knee.
Our host had spoken previously of threatening to punch a Member of Parliament if he did not stop touching her knee during a party conference.
Yesterday, she released a statement on Twitter explaining what had happened after receiving telephone calls from journalists across newspapers and broadcasters.
While she did not name him, the Defence Secretary was identified as the cabinet minister in question by The Sun after he reportedly admitted to it on Monday.
A statement from Fallon made clear he had apologised at the time of the event, and how he and Julia both considered the matter closed.
In the wake of The Sun’s article, our host posted a follow-up tweet to say “no one was remotely upset or distressed” by the events at the conference.
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