Groping allegations against Prime Minister Boris Johnson become a hot topic in United Kingdom
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been accused of groping two women 20 years ago. According to Charlotte Edwardes, The Sunday Times journalist, the alleged incident took place in 1999 when he was the editor of The Spectator. Edwardes accused Johnson of grabbing her inner thigh, "enough [to make her] sit upright" at a lunch.
Allegations that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson groped two women 20 years ago overshadowed the Conservative Party's conference on Monday.
Charlotte Edwardes, a columnist, wrote in The Sunday Times that Johnson had groped her at a lunch in 1999 when he was editor of The Spectator magazine.
"Under the table, I feel Johnson's hand on my thigh. He gives it a squeeze," Edwardes wrote. "His hand is high up my leg and he has enough inner flesh beneath his fingers to make me sit suddenly upright."
Edwardes said that after the meal, she confided in another woman who had sat on the other side of Johnson. The other woman said Johnson had also groped her, Edwardes said.
The prime minister's spokesman told reporters: "This allegation is untrue."
Finance minister Sajid Javid repeatedly refused to address the allegations when questioned on Monday but said the prime minister had said they were untrue.