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Sir Philip Green is a dinosaur who should be stripped of his knighthood, says retail guru Mary Portas


Sir Philip Green should be deprived of his knighthood because he is a "dinosaur" according to retail guru Mary Portas.

Former Topshop display manager, 58, spoke at a magazine event Friday when she beat up the tycoon for a series of sexual harassments and racist scandals.

When asked whether the 66-year-old should be stripped of his honorary title, she replied: "Yes".

Retail guru Mary Portas (pictured) said Sir Philip Green should be robbed of his chivalry after a flood of sexual harassment and racial charges

She was sentenced to Green months after calling him "the bully in the eighties".

In November, she said, "(He is) involved in an eighties culture and thought," What did I do wrong? "

"Nobody kept Philip Green at bay. There is this hierarchical system of" I own the business so you won't write it or take it out of my workshop or I can call you sweetheart "

Sir Philip Green (with wife Tina and daughter Chloe) is a dinosaur that got stuck in the 1980s, Portas said

Sir Philip Green (with wife Tina and daughter Chloe) is a dinosaur that got stuck in the 1980s, Portas said

Portas worked as a display manager at Topshop in the 1980s before Sir Philip bought Arcadia in 2002.

During her time at Topshop, she worked with former manager Jane Shepherdson, who Sir Philip called "tyrant" after the scandal occurred.

Porta's comments come after a flood of sexual harassment and racial abuse allegations against the tycoon have been released.

Green reportedly palpated a female executive, mocked a male employee's dreadlocks, and dragged a woman around in a headlock – and silenced her with settlements and nondisclosure agreements.

Details of the Sir Philip allegations involving five employees were released by The Telegraph after his lawsuit against the paper in the High Court ended.

The Arcadia chief has been reported to have paid millions in employee settlements, including a high-ranking female executive who was allegedly described by Sir Philip as a "naughty girl".

Sir Philip has been accused of groping female workers and silencing them with non-disclosure agreements

Sir Philip has been accused of groping female workers and silencing them with non-disclosure agreements

He reportedly kissed her face several times, slapped her on the back, and commented on her weight.

Sir Philip also allegedly drew attention to the dreadlocks of a senior male manager in front of other employees and referred to him as "throwing spears into the jungle".

And it has been reported that he was told by a woman whose face he was gripping that he shouldn't get any closer, allegedly dragging another senior employee around in a headlock, and supposedly smashing a male employee's cell phone in an aggressive dressing.

In March, the Honor Removal Agency announced for the first time that it was reviewing an application to remove Sir Philip Green from his chivalry

In March, the Honor Removal Agency announced for the first time that it was reviewing an application to remove Sir Philip Green from his chivalry

In all five cases, employees had agreed to keep the details of their complaints confidential, according to NDAs.

Sir Philip received the injunction, but dropped it because it was "pointless" after he was named in Parliament as a businessman behind an injunction against the newspaper.

In March, the Honor Removal Agency announced for the first time that it was reviewing an application to remove Sir Philip Green from his chivalry.

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