Brendan Cox, husband of murdered MP Jo Cox once found himself at the centre of a sex assault claim.

Charity sex scandals have been hitting headlines recently, and it appears that the husband of murdered Labour MP Jo Cox was once accused of groping a senior US government official.

A woman reported Brendan Cox to American police, claiming he assaulted her late one evening at Harvard University – Brendan Cox has since strongly denied the allegations.

Her complaint came soon after Mr Cox quit as a senior executive with the Save The Children in 2015 following separate claims of inappropriate behaviour towards staff. With which he also denied.

According to a report filed by police in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the woman claims Mr Brendan Cox:

  • “Grabbed [the woman] by the hips several times, pulled her hair and forced his thumb into her mouth in a sexual way”
  • “Touched her inappropriately’ in a restaurant and tried to ‘push’ her into drinking more alcohol
  • “Pulled her towards him and touched her stomach” despite her telling him to stop.
  • Texted her later, asking: “Are you touching yourself?

The alleged sexual assault involving Mr Cox took place in October 2015 just weeks after he left his post as senior Save The Children strategist in London following claims of inappropriate behaviour towards female members of staff. Mr Cox has always claimed his innocence.

Mr Cox, has past employment for Prime Minister Gordon Brown in 2010, and was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2012. He attended the 2015 Harvard course along with nearly 100 international rising-star charity officials and civil servants.

Mr Cox declined to comment, however his lawyers said he denies the “spurious allegations” and says no sexual assault took place.