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Salmond denies sexual misconduct allegations

Salmond denies sexual misconduct allegations

Former first minister Alex Salmond has denied sexual misconduct allegations made against him.According to the Daily Record, the claims date back to 2013 when he was in office.In a statement he said he was taking the Scottish government to court to challenge a complaints procedure which has been activated against him.Mr Salmond said some of the claims were "patently ridiculous". The Scottish government has not commented.The Daily Record claims Mr Salmond has been reported to police over allegations he sexually assaulted two staff members at the first minister's official residence in Edinburgh.
In his statement, Mr Salmond denied the allegations and said that "on the advice of Senior Counsel" he had been complaining to the Permanent Secretary to the Scottish government that the complaints procedure was "unjust" and "unlawful"."Even now I have not been allowed to see and therefore to properly challenge the case against me," he said. "I have not been allowed to see the evidence."I have tried everything, including offers of conciliation, mediation and legal arbitration to resolve these matters both properly and amicably. This would have been in everybody's interests, particularly those of the two complainants."All of these efforts have been rejected."He tweeted his full statement.
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