CLAIMS HUSHED Child abuse inquiry accused of staging a cover-up as sexual assault claims surround probe’s top lawyer

The Sun

BY PATRICK GYSIN 28th October 2016

THE child sex abuse probe was last night accused of covering up an alleged sex assault by its former top lawyer.

A woman claims Ben Emmerson QC groped her in a lift at the inquiry offices in Westminster.

Mr Emmerson, 53, was suspended on September 28 before quitting a day later. No reason was given for his resignation.

He denies any wrongdoing and the woman is understood not to have made a formal complaint.

However, BBC’s Newsnight claimed chairwoman Alexis Jay and her panel were made aware of allegations in late September but did not inform the public.

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