Alex Salmond sexual assault accuser says she suffered flashbacks after Harvey Weinstein revelations

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Alex Salmond sexual assault accuser says she suffered flashbacks after Harvey Weinstein revelations

A former Scottish Government official who has accused Alex Salmond of sexual assault told his trial she suffered flashbacks following the Harvey Weinstein revelations.

The former first minister of Scotland is on trial at the High Court in Edinburgh over a number of allegations, all of which he has denied, including one of attempted rape.

The woman was first to give evidence and spoke about two alleged incidents, including one charge that the 65-year-old tried to rape her in June 2014.

Known as Woman H, she told the court on Tuesday she began to suffer flashbacks. he former first minister of Scotland is on trial at the High Court in Edinburgh over allegations including one of attempted rape (PA) She said: “I had started to learn about (the MeToo movement), yes. It was just around that time.

“It was on the back of the Harvey Weinstein case.

“These issues started to be discussed and I started to have what I could describe as flashbacks.

“I started to come to the realisation at the October/November 2017 period.” Shelagh McCall QC, defending Mr Salmond, arrives at the High Court in Edinburgh (PA) The woman had previously told the court that she felt “hunted” by Salmond moments before an alleged attempted rape in Bute House.It is alleged the incident took place after a dinner at the first minister’s official residence.She told the court on Monday that Salmond had been touching her legs and her shirt and trying to kiss her, then blocked her path when she tried to […]

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