UK’s Deputy PM Caught Up in Pornography Claims

UK’s Deputy PM Caught Up in Pornography ClaimsUK’s Deputy PM Caught Up in Pornography Claims

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s de facto deputy, Damian Green, has been accused of having “thousands” of thumbnail pornographic images on his work computer.

The material — none of which was deemed to be illegal— is alleged to have been discovered during a raid in 2008 aimed at targeting government leaks, according to Neil Lewis, a former Scotland Yard detective who was involved in the case, CNN reported.

Lewis told the BBC that he was “shocked” at the volume of material on the computer and that he had “no doubt whatsoever” that the images had been accessed by Green.

This latest revelation will heap further embarrassment on Green and May, whose government is already facing attacks on multiple fronts.

Green is already the subject of a government investigation after he was accused by journalist Kate Maltby of making unwanted advances toward her during a meeting in 2015. Green has described those allegations as “completely untrue” and “deeply hurtful.”

The latest revelations follow a story in the Sunday Times last month alleged that “extreme” pornographic material had been found on Green’s computer.

Green denied the story when it was published, saying it was “completely untrue and comes from a tainted and untrustworthy source.”

Lewis says he was surprised at Green’s denial, and had come forward in support of the Sunday Times source, another senior retired police officer. Lewis said he carried out the raid at Green’s office and examined the computer himself.



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