// Philip Green is seeking damages from The Daily Telegraph for alleging bullying
// Arcadia lawyers were barred from preventing the paper exposing Green
// Court date is scheduled for February 4
Sir Philip Green is currently seeking damages from The Daily Telegraph after it ran a front page article that levelled allegations towards an unnamed businessman for bullying, racially abusing and sexually harassing staff.
The Arcadia lawyers were granted an interim injunction preventing the publication from naming Green as the man in question.
Days later, Lord Peter Hain used parliamentary privilege to identify him in the House of Lords saying it was his duty to do so because of the “serious and repeated” nature of the allegations after he was contacted “by someone intimately involved in the case”.
Green is now demanding that the paper reveals its sources, including two which had agreed non-disclosure agreements with Arcadia previously. A judgement handed down yesterday disclosed that Green and his lawyers filed the application on December 20.
The court date is scheduled on February 4.
Green and his lawyers have accused the paper of plotting with Hain due to the peer being an adviser to the law firm which represented The Daily Telegraph on the issue, Gordon Dadds.
Both parties deny this.
“This is a malevolent lie to divert attention from the allegations of sexual harassment and bullying at issue,” Hain told City A.M.
Green denied all allegations against him when they were revealed in October.
“To the extent that it is suggested that I have been guilty of unlawful sexual or racist behaviour, I categorically and wholly deny these allegations,” Green said.