Tory donor Crispin Odey accused of sexual assault
The multimillionaire hedge fund manager Crispin Odey has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple woman who have worked with him.
The Tory donor, a leading figure in Londons financial world, faces shocking allegations that he groped female members of staff and masturbated on a female entrepreneur.
Thirteen women who worked for Odey Asset Management or had dealings with Mr Odey told the Financial Times he had abused or harassed them. Eight of the women allege Mr Odey sexually assaulted them.
Mr Odey was said to be known for hiring earls and girls men educated at Eton and Harrow, with women mainly employed as receptionists and in secretarial positions.
A law firm representing Mr Odey said he strenuously disputed the allegations of sexual misconduct, while the hedge fund manager told the FT that the allegations were rubbish.
The newspaper details a series of alleged incidents between 1998 and 2021, with the women said to be keen to speak out because Mr Odey continues to hold power over young female employees at the company he founded.