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Time’s up on men using philanthropy to distract from their bad behaviour

The Presidents Club bash is far from the only example of "a good cause" being used to justify bad behaviour. It's time for a change

By Penny CS Andrews  

The Presidents Club fundraiser was held in Mayfair's Dorchester Hotel. Photo: PA

The Financial Times this week exposed sexual harassment at the President’s Club Charity Dinner, an annual men’s only blacktie event that has taken place in London for 33 years. Hosted by comedian and writer David Walliams, attendees at this year’s event included Conservative minister for children and families Nadhim Zadhawi and Department of Education board member David Meller (who has since quit).

According to the FT, female hostesses specially hired for the event were made to wear…

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