The Plaid Cymru MP told the Commons: 'A worker employed as staff of a Member in this House told me today she reported being sexually assaulted to the proper authorities earlier this year who did nothing.
She is deeply disappointed and distrustful and she tells me that distrust is endemic.'The news comes after reported that female staff in Parliament had used a Whats App group to list 'sex-pest' MPs to avoid.
I feel there is a growing witch-hunt mentality currently going on.'Former health minister Edwina Currie, who had a relationship with John Major, told the BBC that it should be acceptable to 'make a pass' at work.
'This is an attempt to shame all sorts of people who have done absolutely nothing wrong.'She argued: 'You have to learn the language of making the approach and you have to learn the language of repelling it without upsetting people and without creating an atmosphere.'The scandal is expected to spread further over the coming days with at least four Labour MPs also accused of harassing young women who work in Westminster, including two who have at some point served in leader Jeremy Corbyn's shadow Cabinet.'I'm aware of far more than four allegations of sexual harassment in Westminster'- @John Mann MP describes the nature of sex assault claims.
He also said the use of the name 'sugar t*ts' was part of 'an amusing conversation' and referenced the BBC sitcom Former Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb has reportedly admitted sending 'explicit' messages to a 19-year-old after a job interview who applied to work in his Commons office.
He was quoted saying: 'I accept any kind of sexual chatter like this is totally wrong and I am sorry for my actions.'Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon admitted inappropriately touching the knee of journalist Julia Hartley-Brewerto.
First Hollywood was rocked by allegations in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and now politics is under the spotlight.
Westminster is currently engulfed in a growing scandal as nearly 40 MPs, including Cabinet and former Cabinet ministers, are accused of inappropriate behaviour. The website Guido Fawkes revealed a group of Westminster researchers had compiled a list of nearly 40 Conservative MPs, including several members of Theresa May's Cabinet, who have had allegations made against them over the last five years..
#Tory Sleaze36 pic.twitter.com/Jr2b LLTi7f— Rachael (@Rachael_Swindon) October 31, 2017'Since time immemorial prime ministers and their whips have gathered intelligence about the flaws and transgressions of MPs as a way of enforcing loyalty.
But that is not a good look for a prime minister who has said so much about wanting to stamp out gender discrimination, bullying and the abuse of the vulnerable.'Commons leader Andrea Leadsom vowed to stamp out 'sleazy, sexist or homophobic banter', while Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn claimed there was a 'warped and degrading culture' that 'exists and thrives in the corridors of power, including in Westminster'.
Though the claims are mostly unverified, accusations range from affairs to specific allegations and include sexual harassment, unwanted advances, forcing staff to have abortions and paying women to stay quiet.