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43 Cases of Rape and Sexual Abuses Has Been Reported in Labour Party

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Recently, Jeremy Corbyn has received several alleged cases of rape and sexual abuses from inside the Labour Party. 43 victims complained about the abuses which happen “at all levels” of the organization.

All of the 43 victims reported serious sexual abuses such as being raped or groped. They also declared that they were forced to be silent and refuse to tell anybody about the misconduct. The victims wrote about the details of the misconducts anonymously on the LabourToo site.

“These stories do not come from one part of the Labour Party, nor from one region of the country,” the report says. “Sexual harassment, abuse and discrimination is not restricted to the corridors of Westminster, but is taking place at all levels within the Labour Party, and throughout the country.”

A Shocking case of rape was also reported by a former Labour Party member. “I was raped at [a party conference], a man was harassing me and wouldn’t leave me alone… I am no longer a member of the party and this at least in part played a role. I told my region and an MP I trusted. No one cared.”

“As an intern, I was sexually harassed by a married male MP at a Labour Christmas party. He got drunk and I remember he was very red in the face and started coming up behind me and stroking my arm. I felt really uncomfortable and not able to report it to the Labour Party because the people I had to tell would have known him and wanted to protect him,” said another woman.

Another victim said: “There was a councillor who was very well-known to senior figures in the local Labour Party for being a serial groper of women… if I was running the board at a canvassing session he would come up behind me and put a hand on my hips or round my waist when feeding back the data, and would always want to put ‘vote Labour’ stickers on women in a way that meant he could touch their breasts.”

The LabourToo urged the party to create an independent complaints process called it “distressing” to hear these stories. “Despite being prepared for it, we have found it genuinely distressing to read about this level of inexcusable behavior taking place within the Labour Party. Sexual harassment, abuse and discrimination is not restricted to the corridors of Westminster, but is taking place at all levels within the Labour Party.”

“We want to ensure that women who have been victims of sexual harassment, abuse, assault and discrimination have confidence in reporting their experiences and can do so in the knowledge that everything will be done to ensure perpetrators are held to account,” the labourtoo declared.

“We need a system that is not open to political bias or interference from the friends and allies of the usually more powerful men whose behavior causes the problem in the first place.”

 

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