Dragons Den star Duncan Bannatyne has branded businesswoman Karren Brady a ‘hypocrite’ for not speaking out against billionaire Sir Philip Green.
The Scottish entrepreneur blasted The Apprentice judge after the 49-year-old refused to resign as chair of the business tycoon’s Top Shop.
In the past, Baroness Brady has been vocal in her condemnation of other famous men facing allegations of sexual harassment but has not done the same for the Arcadia Group tycoon.
Last week, when the TV judge, who is also the vice-chairman of West Ham United, was asked if she would resign from her position of Sir Philip’s Taveta Investments she replied: ‘Why should I?’
Dragons Den star Duncan Bannatyne (left) has branded businesswoman Karren Brady (right), 49, a ‘hypocrite’ after she refused to resign as chair of Sir Philip Green’s Top Shop
Mr Bannatyne’s scathing attack comes after the businesswoman took a swipe at his relationship with wife Nigora Whitehorn in 2015.
Mr Bannatyne was mocked by Brady and called a ‘silly old fool’ after he posted a picture of himself sharing a kiss with his then girlfriend Ms Whitehorn- 30 years his junior.
The businessman later branded Brady ‘a complete coward.’
Mr Bannatyne told The Sunday Mirror: ‘She’s a hypocrite. She says she’s a champion of women then she slags off a women she’s never met.
‘I think it’s disgusting that she’s on the payroll of a billionaire who hasn’t got a great history with women.’
The Dragons Den star’s comments come amid the recent storm of allegations that have emerged about the Arcadia Group tycoon’s conduct in the workplace- allegations which he strenuously denies.
It also comes after Theresa May hinted that the businessman could lose his knighthood after he was accused of groping a female executive following a Daily Telegraph investigation.
Sir Philip denies allegations of unlawful behaviour and sexual harassment.
The scathing attack comes after the Arcadia Group tycoon was accused of sexual harassment- allegations which he strenuously denies
Previously, Brady has been critical of men who have been accused of sexual assaults on women but has not commented on the allegations facing the BHS boss.
She criticised American film producer Harvey Weinstein, accused of multiple sexual assaults on women, and spoke out against Sky sports presenters Andy Gray and Richard Keys after they were overheard making sexist comments.