Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Parker Out: Where the Hell Is Helle? @ESTHELONDONER Thelondoner@standard.Co.UK

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Parker Out: Where the Hell Is Helle? @ESTHELONDONER Thelondoner@standard.Co.UK

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Byline: Charlotte Edwardes

SIR Alan Parker resigned yesterday as chairman of Save the Children International, after allegations that he failed to handle complaints of sexual harassment among staff. At least two former female employees might fairly ask what took so long? But it's not just Sir Alan who faces questions. Where is Helle Thorning-Schmidt, right, the former Danish Prime Minister and CEO of Save the Children International? In recent months, she has cancelled long-agreed highprofile interviews. When I asked for her availability last month, a representative told me it was "looking unlikely in the near future". While she did release statements in response to the scandal that broke in February, she has not mentioned allegations of improper behaviour on her social media.

Last night Sir Alan, left, announced his resignation after his conduct was called into question in February. Alexia Pepper de Caires wrote an open letter to Save the Children UK CEO Kevin Watkins, stating that she was "one of many women who suffered. …

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