Sir Philip Green will no longer face charges of misdemeanour assault in the US, after four counts alleging he repeatedly touched a pilates instructor inappropriately were dismissed.
Green had been formally charged with “knowingly touching another person with the intent to injure, insult or provoke” in May last year.
However, at the request of the prosecution, Justice Vince Roberts dismissed the case at the end of last week, according to a court document released to the media by Green’s company Arcadia.
Green’s behaviour had come under scrutiny after the former Labour cabinet minister Peter Hain used parliamentary privilege in 2018 to name the Topshop tycoon as the businessman at the centre of harassment allegations. The move followed days of speculation over the identity of a mystery businessman described by the Daily Telegraph as the subject of multiple sexual harassment and bullying allegations.
Green has always denied any unlawful behaviour.
A spokesman for the tycoon said there were no outstanding civil or criminal cases in either the UK or the US relating to allegations about Green’s behaviour.