Minister under probe for asking secretary to buy sex toys
The British Government is set to investigate a minister over allegations he asked his secretary to buy sex toys and addressed her in demeaning language.
Jeremy Hunt, Health Secretary, said Mark Garnier’s behavior will be investigated by the Cabinet Office which is responsible for ensuring effective government to see if he violated ministerial codes of conduct.
Hunt told the BBC on Sunday, “These stories, if they are true, are obviously totally unacceptable.”
A Cabinet Office spokeswoman confirmed the investigation in Garnier – a married father of three – but declined to comment further.
Garnier’s former secretary Caroline Edmondson told The Mail on Sunday that the Conservative party lawmaker gave her money to buy two vibrators from a London sex store in 2010.
The paper further reported that Edmondson, who now works for another lawmaker, said Garnier also described her in lewd terms on one occasion, in front of witnesses.