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Friday 20 September 2019

Ted Baker founder to take temporary leave after harassment allegations made against him

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Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Ted Baker founder and chief executive Ray Kelvin is to take a temporary leave of absence after allegations of harassment were made against him.

He said in a statement that the accusations that he enforced a "hugging" culture on staff had "raised some very serious and upsetting issues".

"Ted Baker has been my life and soul for 30 years," he said.

"I love this company and I care deeply for all my colleagues. It's for that reason that I have decided to take a temporary leave of absence."

The company said it had been made aware of "further serious allegations" concerning Mr Kelvin's conduct.

Chief operating officer Lindsay Page has been appointed interim CEO.

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