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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