Beyonce Urged To Pull ‘Ivy Park’ Out Of Top Shop Following Accusations Of Racism & Sexual Harassment Against Owner
Sir Philip Green, the 66-year-old chairman of Arcadia Group, a retail company that includes Topshop, Topman, Wallis, Evans, Burton, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins and Outfit, is being accused of sexual harassment, bullying and racial abuse in a case brought against him by ex-Northern Ireland secretary, Lord Peter Hain. Hain says he was given Green’s name by someone
“intimately involved in the case.”
Amidst the allegations, Beyonce is being urged o pull her Ivy Park clothing line out of Top Shop stores, after launching with the store in 2016. Green has denied all allegations against him. In a statement he says,
I am not commenting on anything that has happened in court or was said in Parliament today. To the extent that it is suggested that I have been guilty of unlawful sexual or racist behaviour, I categorically and wholly deny these allegations. Arcadia and I take accusations and grievances from employees very seriously and in the event that one is raised, it is thoroughly investigated. Arcadia employs more than 20,000 people and in common with many large businesses sometimes receives formal complaints from employees. In some cases these are settled with the agreement of all parties and their legal advisers. These settlements are confidential so I cannot comment further on them.