British politician David Warburton to resign his seat but denies the allegations
June 18 () –
A member of the British Conservative Party has announced his resignation after being involved in a case of sexual harassment and drugs, as published by the newspaper ‘Daily Mail’ after an interview with the politician.
David Warburton has said he will resign his seat after being denied a fair hearing by Parliament’s harassment watchdog, and has denied the harassment allegations.
“I was set up, I have been naive and incredibly stupid,” said Warburton, who has admitted to having used cocaine and Japanese whiskey, and has assured that he was secretly recorded and photographed.
“I have been prevented from revealing that the first investigation against me was dismissed, that the complainant falsified evidence or that the second complainant was a witness to the first and vice versa. (…) The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards himself stated that his investigation of a year-long was ‘defective’ and should be investigated again,” he revealed.
In addition, the politician has accused the parliamentary authorities of being “terrified” by the ‘MeToo’ movement and has stated that he has had “no chance” from the first moment the “malicious accusations” came to light.
Warburton allegedly forced a woman to visit him at his home, where he would have “kissed her forehead, stroked her hair and rubbed her thigh”; The politician has maintained that, days after the alleged harassment, the woman sent him “dozens of friendly text messages” and she even offered to “run errands” while Warburton found himself with two broken ribs.
A second woman claimed that the MP “patted her” and “prevented her from leaving the apartment”. It was a third woman who took the photographs.