MULTI-millionaire hedge fund manager Crispin Odey appeared in court yesterday accused of indecently assaulting a young banker.
Odey, 61, is said to have “engineered” her visit to his home in 1998, changed into a dressing gown and “launched himself” at her.
He put a hand inside her blouse to grab her breast, and a hand up her skirt, Westminster magistrates were told.
Odey, who denies indecent assault, is a vocal Brexit supporter said to be worth £800million.
Crispin Aylett QC, defending, asked for a quick trial by magistrates of the “immensely damaging” allegations.
The court denied a prosecution plea for jury trial at crown court and the case was adjourned to February.
Odey, wed since 1991 to fellow financier Nichola Pease, was granted bail.
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