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WATCH: Tory MP Philip Davies accused of ‘physically threatening’ female BBC comedian during private interview in office [VIDEO]

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A Conservative MP has been accused of ‘common assault’ and being ‘physically threatening’ after allegedly ‘shoving’ a female BBC comedian and attempting to block her from leaving his office after a fractious interview this morning.

Comedian Luisa Omielan – who was interviewing Tory MP Philip Davies for her upcoming show ‘Politics For Bitches‘ – said on Twitter that Davies, the Tory MP for Shipley, had ‘physically blocked’ her when she tried to leave his office after their interview had descended into a heated argument.

Omielan posted on Twitter saying:

Had the most horrible meeting with an MP today called Phillip Davies. Tried to ask him about country divide, nhs cuts & homelessness. He suspended the interview, called me a left wing extremist corbynista, ignored me when I told him about my mother & physically blocked me when

 

[…] I tried to leave his office as he wanted to take the camera. I said no chance and ran out, accidentally pushed passed his assistant. He came into my personal space and shoved me a little as I tried to get out the door which he was blocking. It was horrific

 

I felt shaken and horrible. Genuinely wanted a discussion to hear from his perspective. He just claimed Bbc bias and had absolutely no empathy or answers. I’m sure he has faced stronger questions but his physical behaviour was shameful and appalling. This is who is in government.

And when asked by another Twitter user if she was going to take action against the Tory MP, Omielan said:

I am considering my options. I never expected an MP to behave in this way and be physically threatening. We can disagree on matters without resorting to name calling or shoving. I expected him to have answers and a cause not a complete shut down defensive.

A clearly distressed Omielan posted a video to her Facebook page explaining her account of the incident.

You can watch Omielan’s video below:

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TV presenter Sue Perkins also replied to Ms Omielan’s tweets, saying that ‘pushing is common assault, punishable by law. I am so sorry, hope you are ok X’

Fellow comedian Lenny Henry also offered his support, saying:

Labour MP Stella Creasy responded by saying:

Whilst Music Producer Andrew Wakely said:

Evolve Politics have contacted both Philip Davies and Luisa Omielan for comment. At the time of publishing, neither had responded.

Mr Davies has since responded to the Daily Mirror’s request for comment by simply saying:


I have no faith that the Daily Mirror will accurately report what I say.

However, Mr Davies refused to deny the allegations in a response to Skwawkbox.

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