When Peter Hain used his parliamentary privilege to name Philip Green as the businessman accused of harassing and bullying several women, it’s fair to say he received a mixed reception. While initially praised for breaking the court ordered injunction, criticism began to mount that he had abused his parliamentary powers.
Hain will be glad to know then that there are still some people fighting his corner. At a drinks reception on Tuesday, Mr S spoke to Zelda Perkins, Harvey Weinstein’s former assistant. Perkins herself signed an NDA when she left Miramax, promising not to speak about Weinstein’s alleged (and denied) attempted rape of her colleague.
She told Mr S though that she fully supported Hain’s move to name Green in parliament, arguing that while “a lot of people have criticised Peter Hain for speaking out, extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures.”