The Dorchester Hotel said it was deeply concerned over those allegations. (Philip Toscano/PA, File via AP)
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Women hired to entertain businessmen and politicians at a men-only charity fundraising gala in London were groped, propositioned and sexually harassed at the secretive event, the Financial Times newspaper said Wednesday. Coming at a time of intense public debate about sexual harassment in the workplace, the report caused an immediate backlash against the Presidents Club charity. One major corporate sponsor severed ties and two children's hospitals announced they would return all donations.The Financial Times reported that over a six-hour period, hostesses hired for the gala had been subject to fondling, lunging, attempts to kiss them, lewd comments and requests to join guests in hotel bedrooms.The club's charitable trust, which says on its website it was founded more than three decades ago to raise funds for under-privileged children, told the newspaper that organizers were appalled by the account.It was attended by about 360 men from business, finance and politics.The report said the hostesses were told to wear skimpy black dresses with matching underwear and "sexy" high-heel shoes before being paraded in front of braying men.
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