Damian Green will Reportedly Not Have to Step Down Over Allegations on Misconduct and Porn

    According to a report from Robert Peston of ITV, Damian Green, the First secretary of state, will not be forced to step down following accusations of misconduct and that he used Parliamentary computers in order to access pornography.

    Green is one of the most important allies of Theresa May, and a de facto deputy prime minister. He has been the subject of a Cabinet Office investigation regarding the claims.

    Kate Maltby, an activist whose parents are friends with Green, alleges that the politician made improper sexual advances towards her in 2015, which he vehemently denies. She wrote that Green, who is thirty years older than she is, “offered me career advice and in the same breath made it clear he was sexually interested … It was not acceptable to me at the time, and it should not be acceptable behaviour in Westminster in the future.”

    Damian Green stated: “It is absolutely and completely untrue that I’ve ever made any sexual advances on Ms Maltby.”

    He has also been under investigation by Sue Gray, a Cabinet Office civil servant, following allegations that pornography was discovered on a computer at his Westminster Office by police after a raid in 2008.

    However, according to Peston, who notes three unnamed “well-placed sources,” Green will be informed on Wednesday that he does not need to step down.

    It reportedly cannot be proved that it was Green who had access to the pornography, and no other women besides Maltby have supposedly come forward.