Ex-Model Says BNP Leader Nick Griffin Exposed Himself
by John Ward | Sunday, 26 February 2012 | Click here for original article
AN ex-glamour girl has accused British National Party leader Nick Griffin of sexual harrassment.
Claudia Dalgleish says the far-right politician exposed himself to her after they shared a takeaway in her car.
The South African-born activist – also known as Claudia Bryan – had been a vocal member of the BNP for two years and was the girlfriend of its London organiser Steve Squire.
But the 40-year-old left the controversial organisation last December, then revealed in an online blog: “A major problem was that Nick Griffin was subjecting me to increasingly unwelcome attention. Initially I felt flattered.”
The model agency boss posted online a series of texts she claims were sent to her by Griffin. One, dated September last year, says: “Do you know the French side of the tunnel? And be aware that it’s very hot over here so you don’t need to wear very much.”
A later message said: “That’s a given. As is checking that your legs feel as silky as they look.”
And another said: “Will believe it when I see them. You’re just teasing. Fits with your dominatrix tendencies. Wicked and cruel woman!”
When confronted by the Daily Star Sunday, Dalgleish claimed Griffin had exposed himself to her and asked her to perform a sexual act. She refused.
The alleged incident took place after he had a car crash in France last September.
She said: “He called me to come and get him. We went to an Indian takeaway near Swanley. I got the food and he got into my jeep and we sat in a car park and ate our curry.
“I gathered the rubbish up and went to put it in the bin.
“I came back and found Nick Griffin with his…trousers down by his knees. I was shocked and asked him what he was doing. I was disgusted. He was excited. I ordered him out of the car. He is a sex pest.”
Claudia now fears the BNP has launched a smear campaign about her.
A million people voted for them in the 2009 European elections but BNP membership dwindled after a bungling performance by Griffin on the BBC’s Question Time later that year, when he declared his support for the racist organisation the Ku Klux Klan.
Griffin, 52 – who was at a BNP protest in Hyde, Greater Manchester yesterday – and his wife Jackie have four children.
Last night Griffin refused to respond to the Daily Star Sunday’s request for a comment.