SIR Philip Green faces an excruciating showdown with MPs over sexual harassment allegations at his Arcadia empire next month, The Sun can reveal.
The billionaire has been summoned to appear before a powerful Commons committee over the reported use of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) at his stores business – which runs Top Shop and Dorothy Perkins.
Sir Philip Green has been summoned to a powerful Commons committee
Maria Miller – the Tory chair of the Women and Equalities Select Committee – has also asked Karren Brady to attend.
Baroness Brady stepped down as chairman of Taveta Investments – Sir Philip Green’s holding company – this morning.
She had vowed earlier this month to stay in her post despite revelations over staff complaints about Sir Philip’s behaviour.
The Daily Telegraph last year revealed that five members of the tycoon’s staff had signed NDAs in return for “substantial” payoffs – and a commitment not to discuss their alleged experiences.
The details emerged last month when Sir Philip abandoned legal action against the newspaper.
Speaking today Ms Miller said: “We are doing an inquiry into NDAs and we have asked Philip Green and Karren Brady to attend.
“Clearly Karren Brady may have resigned her position but she still has an important insight into Arcadia and I hope she will not be prevented from attending.”
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Ms Miller added: “I just think what we want to hear is how, if this situation has been resolved in Arcadia, it would be great for us to be able to learn how they have resolved it.”
Treasury Chief Secretary Liz Truss earlier this month said the use of NDAs by Sir Philip was “disgraceful”. She accused the tycoon of “flouting the law” and said that use of the agreements was “morally wrong”.
Both Tory backbencher George Freeman and Independent MP Frank Field have asked the Honours Committee to strip Sir Philip of his knighthood.
PA:Press Association Karren Brady has resigned from the tycoon’s business
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