// Sir Philip Green is no longer facing charges of misdemeanour assault in the US
// Green has continuously denied the allegations against him
Charges of misdemeanour assault against Sir Philip Green have been dropped in the US after Justice Vince Roberts dismissed the case.
The Arcadia Group retail tycoon had been charged with “knowingly touching another person with the intent to injure, insult or provoke” in May last year.
Four counts alleging he repeatedly touched a pilates instructor inappropriately were dismissed.
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Green was accused of spanking the instructor and grabbing her buttocks at the Canyon Ranch resort in Tucson, Arizona, in 2016 and 2018, according to the Pima County attorney’s office.
His alleged behaviour was questioned after Lord Peter Hain used parliamentary privilege to name him in the House of Lords as the businessman at the centre of harassment allegations in 2018.
Green has continuously denied the allegations brought against him.
The court filing released by Green’s Arcadia Group on Monday stated: “Upon application of the Pima County attorney Barbara LaWall, and for good cause being shown.
“It is hereby ordered that the above captioned cause is dismissed with prejudice, ie permanently.”