Arcadia boss Sir Philip Green has threatened legal action against Labour MP Frank Field for allegedly breaking data protection and pensions laws.
Field, who has led the charge against Green ever since the collapse of BHS, told a radio programme last week that he had seen leaked information providing fresh evidence about Green‘s £363 million pensions settlement.
Green fought back against Field in a letter threatening legal action against the MP, in a further escalation of the pair’s public rivalry.
“You seem intent on continuing your personal and bitter attacks on me, making allegations, in my view, wholly without substance,” Green wrote.
“You claim to have new dynamite evidence against me. How can this be the case when the document you referred to on the radio is not new; it is a document produced by the regulator last year?
“I have no idea what the case you mentioned has to do with me other than to assume you are using it as a further opportunity to attack me.
“You will today receive a letter from my lawyers which you should read very very carefully in order that you clearly understand the content and the seriousness of your actions.”
It is understood that the letter highlights the fact that any disclosure of said information would breach data protection and pension laws.
The fate of Green‘s knighthood is still uncertain following calls, led by Field, for it to be removed in light of the BHS pensions scandal.
Meanwhile the fallout from the collapse of the retailer still rages as Dominic Chappell, the man who bought the retailer from Green for £1, is set to be prosecuted by the Pensions Regulator for failing to provide information relating to the case.