Save the Children accused of paying Harbottle £100,000 to 'shut down' sexual harassment reports

West End firm's role under scrutiny as parliamentary committee questions charity's legal spend

MPs have accused Save the Children of paying Harbottle & Lewis £100,000 to “shut down” reporting of allegations of sexual harassment by the charity’s staff.

Sir Alan Parker, who resigned as chairman of the charity in April this year, was questioned by a parliamentary committee investigating sexual abuse in the aid sector about the sums spent on legal advice, following allegations made against former senior executives Justin Forsyth and Brendan Cox, the widower of murdered MP Jo Cox.

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