What do you do when sexual abuse is claimed at a sexual abuse inquiry?
Ben Emmerson (pictured) is facing an investigation by his own law firm into claims that he groped the woman
The woman allegedly sexually assaulted at the headquarters of the child abuse inquiry by its top lawyer has been left distraught by the scandal, her father has revealed.
He said it had taken a huge toll on his daughter, threatening her future and financial security after the inquiry refused to investigate her allegations.
‘She has had a brilliant job and this has been a real strain on her, financially too,’ he added. ‘My daughter will come out of this with honour.’
Ben Emmerson, QC, lead counsel to the inquiry, is facing an investigation by his own law firm into claims that he groped the woman at the office of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA). His lawyers say he ‘categorically denies’ the claim.
Now his alleged victim’s father has made a dramatic intervention in the controversy that threatens to derail the £100million probe.
This article continues at [UK Daily Mail] Woman ‘groped by top QC at child abuse probe HQ’: Father of victim reveals she is distraught following the scandal and says ‘For this to happen there of all places is astonishing’