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He was once national secretary of the Socialist Workers Party until January 2011; according to Andy Newman of the Socialist Unity blog, he was forced to step down after sexually harassing a female SWP member.
Socialist Workers Party Central Committee departure
In January 2013 a scandal broke out within the party when it was revealed that he had been accused of rape and sexual assault, and that the SWP held a hearing itself (finding him not guilty) rather than reporting him to the authorities.