Married United Nations chief is suspended after Mail reveals 'MeToo'-style claims that he sexually harassed a woman
16:15, Friday, 19 January, 2018
A United Nations chief has been suspended after the Mail revealed allegations he sexually harassed a woman.
Frank La Rue was relieved of his duties a day after the sex pest claims were reported.
His job was to travel the world championing press freedom, but the high-powered diplomat was less than keen to trumpet the news about himself being embroiled in an official inquiry into ‘MeToo’-style allegations.
A spokesman confirmed: ‘Frank La Rue has been relieved of his duties until further notice.
'There is no further comment, other than to say that Unesco has specific procedures that provide, among other things, an internal investigation to handle complaints of harassment and reporting related to harassment cases.
'Harassment in all its forms is a violation of human dignity. Unesco, as any other UN agency, has a policy of zero tolerance and takes the issue of harassment very seriously.’