British charity to close over sexual harassment claims

British charity to close over sexual harassment claims
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The Presidents Club, a British charity, is to shut down and hold no further fundraising events after the Financial Times reported female hostesses were groped and harassed at a men-only gala it organised last week.


A British charitable club says it's to close following allegations that hostesses were groped at its men-only annual dinner according to a report in the Financial Times.

The President's Club raised money by auctioning prizes at its gala.

Lawyer and human rights campaigner Dr Shola Mos-Shog-bamimu says some men will not understand where they went wrong.

"There will be men amongst them who think you know I got caught and that is unfortunate and will not understand the depth of the anger, the disappointment that men in this society continue to participate in such activities," she explained.

The event took place at the Dorchester hotel which said it was deeply concerned by the allegations. Two London children's hospitals have said they will return donations from the Presidents Club.

But Dr Mos-Shogbamimu says this is not enough.

"Of course there are also comments around the fact that 'oh you know the girls consented' this is not consent," she said.  "What are talking about here. For every single person who says the girls consented, this is what I'll say to them 'why don't we swap those girls with your daughters'."

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