Sir Philip Green has entered a new court battle with the Daily Telegraph to uncover the newspaper’s sources for its story alleging harassment by an unnamed businessman.
The Arcadia Group owner filed an application on 20 December looking to uncover the Telegraph’s sources, City AM has reported.
In October 2018, the Telegraph announced that a leading businessman had been granted an injunction to prevent it revealing his alleged sexual harassment and racist abuse of employees.
However, Lord Hain used parliamentary privilege, when speaking in the House of Lords, to name Green.
Hain said: “I feel it’s my duty under parliamentary privilege to name Philip Green as the individual in question given that the media have been subject to an injunction preventing publication of the full details of this story which is clearly in the public interest.”
Green is now reportedly seeking damages for the publicity following the story being published and is accusing the national paper of colluding with Hain to reveal his identity.
A two-week trial is set to begin on 4 February.
Drapers has ed Arcadia for comment.