A prestigious London women’ college obtained claims of sexual abuse from ex-pupils after asking them to ship examples of harassment they’d encountered within the office.
St Paul’s Ladies’ Faculty contacted previous pupils per week in the past asking for tales which could possibly be a part of a drama piece.
In response, some alumnae replied with claims of abuse occurring at St Paul’s “between the 1970s and 1990s”.
The college stated it had handed all particulars to the related authorities.
Sarah Fletcher, the excessive mistress of the £24,000-a-year fee-paying college, had requested ex-pupils – generally known as Outdated Paulinas – for tales of abuse in relation to the #metoo marketing campaign.
Last month the hashtag became prominent as men and women from internationally who’ve been sexually harassed shared their tales throughout social media to point out the magnitude of sexual assault.
Ms Fletcher then despatched one other letter on Monday saying a “small quantity” of alumnae had responded with claims of sexual abuse on the college.
“Two wrote from private expertise, others about what they’d heard from associates,” Ms Fletcher stated.
The excessive mistress of the Hammersmith college stated she had since written to precise “our absolute condemnation of all such behaviour”.
Ms Fletcher stated she had additionally requested those that despatched the allegations “to think about whether or not they would really feel in a position to determine the person(s), in order that they are often held to account.”
“The police can solely do their job… if they’ve a reputation,” she stated.
In a press release, a spokesperson for the college stated that whereas the claims “check with occasions within the 1970s and 1990s, we take any data of this nature extraordinarily significantly”.
“We’ve got handed all the main points instantly to the related authorities, with whom we stay in shut contact,” they stated.
The Met stated it was unable to verify if any allegations had been made.