A Conservative colleague has been reported for allegedly sending racist text messages to a man of Indian descent.
Tory’s counterpart Michelle Mone has also been accused of harassment and bullying in Whatsapp messages she sent after the crash between her yacht and another in Monaco in June 2019 left a Crew member died.
In correspondence, she allegedly called a man a ‘waste of a man’s white skin’, According to the Guardian, where has seen screenshots of the messages.
Baroness Mone is also said to have called her partner a ‘spiritual demon’ and a ‘bad case’.
The House standards commissioner received a complaint about the alleged messages but will not open an investigation because they were not sent while Mone was working as her counterpart.
A rep for Mone said she is ‘100% not racist’, has no ‘detailed memory’ of Whatsapp messages and will not comment until they are verified.
The man is believed to have sent the message and his partner was a guest on another yacht when it collided with the boat of Mone and her husband Douglas Barrowman.
The man, who identifies himself as brown and does not wish to be named, is said to have fallen out with Mone over the next few weeks.
Tory’s counterpart is said to have questioned whether his partner suffered psychological damage as a result of the collision as she was apparently seen partying days later.
He is said to have reacted by telling Mone that his girlfriend had been severely traumatized and that she should ‘turn her back on’.
Then Mone is said to have written: ‘OMG what a bunch of crap!! You’re talking to me, a bright, intelligent person who isn’t disheartened by your shit! In fact, my bull detector has been tracking you since day 1. You and your emotional pain over a girlfriend who broke up [sic] like mad! … You need to embrace and respect someone who has been killed!!! Funny how your crazy girlfriend has deleted all the photos now, don’t worry, I have a screenshot of the date and time. 48 hours after the guy was killed. Your [sic] a low life, a waste of a man [sic] white so don’t tell us your lies. Your [sic] a complete disgrace. ‘
She added: ‘You now deal with police inquiries including your box bird.’
A representative for Mone told the Guardian: ‘Baron Mone is 100% not a racist. Baroness Mone and her husband have built more than 15 schools in Africa in the past three years. ‘
Her lawyer added that she ‘strongly denies that she is racist, sexist or that she disrespects people who are actually suffering from health difficulties. mental’.
The statement said it was ‘so illogical as to be inconceivable that she could or would make such a comment or make such a comment with the slightest racist intent’ because ‘the appearance of the man was 100% white, with a pure British accent’ and she didn’t recognize him as anything but white British.
The complainant, who reported the alleged incident in August, said that the messages showed harassment and bullying from Mone.
House standards commissioner Martin Jelley said he would not open an investigation because the incident did not occur during her congressional duties and activities.
A spokesman for the House said: “When a complaint is not related to a member’s congressional duties, it is not covered by the rule or the mandate for standards.”
Mone is informed that she will not be investigated.
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