Husband Of Murdered MP JO Cox Resigns From Charities Following Accusations Of Sexual Harassment

THE widower of murdered MP Jo Cox has quit the charity set up in her memory after being accused of misconduct.

Brendan, 39, told colleagues last week he was to stand down from the Jo Cox Foundation board to protect its work.

A woman in her 30s has claimed he assaulted her at Harvard University in 2015.

But a source at the charity said: “The person described is not the Brendan we know. He is a very responsible guy.”

Mr Cox said the allegations made it difficult to concentrate on the vows he made to protect his two kids and “fight the hatred that killed Jo”.

Last night he issued a statement to apologise for his behaviour while working for Save The Children and the “hurt and offence I caused”.

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murdered MP Jo Cox

He said: “While I do not accept the allegations in the 2015 complaint to the police in Cambridge, Massachusetts, I acknowledge and understand that during my time at Save the Children I made mistakes and behaved in a way that caused some women hurt and offence.

“This was never malicious but it was certainly inappropriate.

“In the past I focused on disputing what I felt was untrue in the allegations, but I realise now that it’s more important to take full responsibility for what I have done.”

 

Culled from The Sun

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