Lowell Goddard Rejects Racist Claims: Roundup

Lowell Goddard Rejects Racist Claims: Roundup

"Racist remarks claims 'false', says Dame Lowell Goddard" - BBC News The former head of the child sexual abuse inquiry has strenuously denied a newsp

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“Racist remarks claims ‘false’, says Dame Lowell Goddard” – BBC News

The former head of the child sexual abuse inquiry has strenuously denied a newspaper report of allegations of misconduct and racism made against her.

Dame Lowell Goddard is alleged to have said Britain had so many paedophiles “because it has so many Asian men”, according to a report in the Times.

The senior New Zealand judge has hit back at the claims, calling them “false” and “malicious”…[View Article]

“Former child abuse inquiry judge Lowell Goddard denies racism claims” – The Guardian

Dame Lowell Goddard, who resigned as chair of the UK’s public inquiry into institutional child abuse in August, has rejected as “a vicious campaign” reports that she made racist remarks and acted aggressively in the role.

The Times reported on Friday that Goddard, a New Zealand judge who was appointed in February 2015 as the third person to head the troubled independent inquiry into child sexual abuse, was allegedly warned by officials about offensive remarks, including a claim that she had said high rates of child abuse in the UK were “because it has so many Asian men”…[View Article]

“Whitehall officials close to PM ‘covered up racist comments of child abuse probe chief Dame Lowell Goddard’” – The Sun

The Times reported that senior figures close to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse made the claim.

Dame Lowell, 67, is also accused of complaining of having to travel 50 miles from London to see a white face.

The New Zealander quit the £500,000-a-year post as inquiry head in August after 18 months.

She was the third chairwoman to leave…[View Article]

“Former abuse probe head Dame Lowell Goddard rejects ‘malicious’ language claims” – The Guardian

Dame Lowell Goddard has rejected claims she used racist language during her time as head of the national inquiry into child sexual abuse.

The New Zealand high court judge described allegations made in The Times as “falsities”, “malicious” and part of a “vicious campaign”.

The newspaper reported a number of claims made by what it said were “well-placed figures” at the inquiry’s headquarters about her alleged conduct, including that she said Britain had so many paedophiles because it has so many Asian men…[View Article]

“Child sexual abuse judge Dame Lowell Goddard denies saying Britain has so many paedophiles ‘because it has so many Asian men’” – The Independent

Dame Lowell Goddard, who resigned as chairwoman of the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse in August, has denied making racist remarks while head of the inquiry.

According to The Times, Justice Goddard said Britain had so many paedophiles “because it has so many Asian men”.

In a statement issued on Friday, Justice Goddard said the claims were false…[View Article]