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Diane Abbott claims Boris Johnson ‘rumoured to like assaulting women’

Diane Abbott has been slammed after claiming that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is “rumoured to like assaulting women”.

The Former Shadow Home Secretary made the claims when discussing allegations made against Deputy Chief Whip Chris Pincher.

Mr Pincher has been accused of drunkenly groping two men in a private members’ club in London.

Asked if a man sexually assaulting a woman would have been treated differently, Ms Abbott said: “It might have been treated differently”.

Before the Labour MP added: “But that’s because Boris Johnson has been rumoured to be the one who likes assaulting women.

“So it’s sheer hypocrisy from him,” she told BBC Radio 4.

BBC host Paddy O’Connell then intervened saying: “That’s not been printed this morning, it’s not being said by the BBC.

“Diane, you’ve got to answer my questions rather than raising new claims.”

Ms Abbott has been slammed for her claims on social media, with one person saying: “This abuse of the Prime Minister has to end.

“For goodness sake, this woman could have been Home Secretary if Starmer and co has succeeded on the two occasions they tried to make Corbyn PM.”

While another person added: “Surely this comment from is liable ? She should be sanctioned and apologise for this comment.”

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