Daisy Goodwin says her breast was groped by Downing Street official at a meeting during David Cameron’s time in office.
Daisy Goodwin, who created the ITV series Victoria, told the Radio Times the man put his hand on her breast after a meeting to discuss a proposed TV show when David Cameron was PM.
“I had met the official at a dinner and he had followed up with an email,” she wrote in the Radio Times column. “As I waited to see him I drank in the aroma of Downing Street, which took me straight back to the boys’ public school I had attended – a sweaty combination of testosterone, socks and lust.
“The official, who was a few years younger than me, showed me into a room dominated by a portrait of Mrs T [Thatcher] and we sat at a table carved, he told me, from one piece of wood. Then to my surprise he put his feet on my chair (we were sitting side by side) and said that my sunglasses made me look like a Bond Girl.”
She said she tried to steer the conversation back onto professional matters, but added: “At the end of the meeting we both stood up and the official, to my astonishment, put his hand on my breast.
“I looked at the hand and then in my best Lady Bracknell voice said: ‘Are you actually touching my breast?’
“He dropped his hand and laughed nervously.”
No 10 told reporters that Theresa May was taking the complaint extremely seriously. “Yes, of course it’s an issue we are concerned about. We have seen the reports. We are looking into it,” the prime minister’s spokesman said.
The spokesman declined to discuss details of the investigation, but said No 10 would investigate. “We will ensure it is properly looked into,” he said.