British lawmaker admits to making his secretary buy sex toys

As allegations of sexual misconduct continue to spread, British parliamentarian Mark Garnier has admitted to making his secretary buy him sex toys and using a sexual slur against her. 

In response, British Prime Minister Theresa May has ordered an investigation.

Caroline Edmondson, Garnier’s former secretary, tells the Sunday Mail that, after a Christmastime lunch in 2010, the lawmaker handed her cash and took her to a sex shop in the west end of London. 

He then instructed her to buy two vibrators, one for his wife and one for a women in his constituency office, while he waited outside.

Edmondson also claims when Garnier feared she was going to work for another parliamentarian he told her, “you are going nowhere,” followed by a crass phrase to describe her breasts.

Garnier has admitted both claims to the Sunday Mail but he denies that the incidents qualify as sexual harassment, rather that Edmondson is “disgruntled.” Adding, “the vibrator shop was high jinks.”

The news comes following reports aides at Parliament were using WhatsApp to allege inappropriate behavior by parliamentarians.

According to the AP, Britain’s Cabinet office has since launched an investigation to determine whether or not Garnier broke any conduct rules.

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