Did Boris Johnson grope a journalist? New harassment scandal fuels London

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The political chaos in London threatens to deepen further: A journalist accuses Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson to have groped her and a colleague. He rejects the accusation.

When asked if he had a dinner with Charlotte Edwardes, a journalist and author of the venerable Sunday Times, as reported by her, Johnson replied on Monday in a television interview, "No."

The incident, according to Edwardes, had come during a celebration to which she had invited the Sunday Times. Johnson also worked as a journalist at the time. Under the table, today's prime minister put his hand on her thigh and pinched her, Edwardes said. She did not fight. "That's work, so I'm silent," her thoughts had been. After lunch, she confided in another woman sitting on the other side of Johnson. This woman told her that Johnson had also touched her.

From 10 Downing Street, the official residence of the British Prime Minister, was said by a government spokesman: "The claim is wrong."

"If the Prime Minister can not remember the incident, then clearly I have a better memory than him," she wrote on Twitter.

Unexpected escorting received the journalist from Johnson's Health Minister Matt Hancock. He said in an interview that he "knows her and knows she is believable". Ex-minister of labor and Johnson critic Amber Rudd agreed with Hancock via Twitter: "I agree with him."

From the Labor spokeswoman for women and equality came drastic words in the direction of Johnson. The story of Edward is a "shocking, but unfortunately too familiar story," she wrote on Twitter. "Boris Johnson has to answer serious questions."
Boris Johnson, however, still has to contend with another charge. It is about a potential abuse of office in his time as Mayor of London (2008 to 2016). He had nothing to explain, he said when asked by BBC presenter Andrew Marr if he had stated his friendship with US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri when she received funding from the City of London. The city administration had forwarded the case to the police for review, and it is now to decide whether to investigate.

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