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Details of racism claims against Topshop boss revealed

ALLEGATIONS: Sir Philip Green denies the claims made against him

DETAILS OF allegations of racism and sexism against Sir Philip Green have been revealed after an injunction against the Telegraph was lifted.

In October the paper had published reports in relation to an unidentified businessman who was likened to the UK’s Harvey Weinstein as a result of the scandal.

The publication was initially unable to name him due to an injunction but after Labour peer Peter Hain used parliamentary privilege to reveal Green’s identity, his lawyers ruled the action was now obsolete.

Green dropped his legal action against the Telegraph on Friday (February 8) and has been ordered to pay the paper’s costs, which are estimated to be around £3 million, according to the paper.

Green has been accused of subjecting black employees to racist remarks, inappropriately touching female staff members and of acting physically aggressive towards both male and female employees.

According to the Telegraph, one black employee with dreadlocks was subjected to racist comments by the billionaire businessman.

Green reportedly accused the employee of smoking cannabis and told him “his problem” was that he was "still throwing spears in the jungle”.

The staff member, who refused to comment on the claims allegation when contacted by the Telegraph, received a £1 million payout on the grounds that he signed a gagging order, according to reports.

It is also alleged that Green told staff there were “too many black people” employed in his Arcadia company.

The businessman has denied any “unlawful...racist behaviour”.

In addition to the accusations of racism, allegations of sexual harassment have also been made against the 66-year-old.

The Telegraph reported that Green allegedly groped a senior female member of staff and "smacked her on the bottom".

The woman, who was not named by the paper and refused to comment, was allegedly paid £1 million to not speak about the alleged incidents, the Guardian reported.

In the wake of the Telegraph's reports, there are fresh calls for Green to lose his knighthood.

The paper has also reported today that the Metropolitan Police are looking into the allegations about the business man.

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