Sir Philip Green’s PR firm have walked away from the billionaire and his company in the wake of the scandal surrounding his use of gagging clauses to silence allegations of sexual harassment and racial discrimination. Maitland/AMO, a financial public relations firm which has represented the Topshop billionaire and his businesses for a number of years, is understood to have made the decision because of the personal nature of the scandal surrounding the entrepreneur. Neil Bennett, Chief Executive of the company and a former trusted advisor to Sir Philip, confirmed that the company’s contract with Arcadia came to an end on Thursday. The news comes just days after Baroness Karren Brady resigned as chair of Sir Philip’s holding company, Taveta Investments Ltd. Despite coming under pressure to explain what she knew about the allegations against him, Lady Brady has remained silent about her decision to stand down. She made the move only two weeks after issuing a statement saying that she intended to “remain in post” because of a “sense of duty” towards the employees, including her own daughter, Sophia. The resignation of a second Taveta executive – Sharon Brown, the only other woman who served as a non-executive director and… Read full this story
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