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Sir Philip Green facing new calls to lose knighthood

‘Put woman in
a headlock’:
Sir Philip Green
is said to have
paid millions
of pounds
to silence
aggrieved
employees
PICTURE: PA

SIR PHILIP GREEN is facing fresh calls for him to be stripped of his knighthood after allegations that he groped one of his executives and handed over more than £1million to stop her speaking out.

The Topshop tycoon is also said to have paid hundreds of thousands of pounds to silence a senior female employee who claims he sexually harassed her and once put her in a headlock.

And a black worker allegedly received £1million after the billionaire referred to him as ‘throwing spears in the jungle’ and remarked on his dreadlocks.

The accusations were printed by The Daily Telegraph after Sir Philip ended a legal fight to stop the newspaper from revealing claims covered by non-disclosure agreements he had reached with employees.

George Freeman, Theresa May’s former policy adviser, said the businessman should lose his knighthood if the allegations were true. The MP for Mid Norfolk added: ‘Honours are granted to people in good faith on the basis of what seems at the time a distinguished public record.’

Labour chairman Ian Lavery said: ‘If the allegations are true, then Philip Green should be stripped of his knighthood.’

The fresh revelations come after American Auna Irvine (pictured) last year became the only alleged victim to consent to be named.

The 33-year-old, who says Sir Philip paid £1million to settle sexual harassment claims after she worked for him in Las Vegas, wants others to come forward.

‘I know that there are so many women out there who were treated the same as me,’ she said. ‘I know there are other stories that are even more painful.’