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Beyoncé urged to end brand deal with Sir Philip Green


By Jennifer Faull, Deputy Editor

October 28, 2018 | 2 min read

Beyoncé has been urged to end her partnership with Sir Philip Green after he was accused of bullying and sexual harassment.

Ivy Park

Beyonce and Sir Philip Green

The singer entered a multi-million pound deal with Green in 2014. It resulted in the creation of the clothing line Ivy Park, named after her daughter, which launched in 2016 through Topshop, one of the brands in his Arcadia Group.

At the time, Beyoncé said she wanted the range to “support and inspire women who understand that beauty is more than your physical appearance.”

Green was named in the Lords last week as the businessman accused of "gagging" the Telegraph over claims he sexually harassed, bullied and racially abused staff.

The paper reported he had made "substantial payments" as part of non-disclosure agreements (NDA) with five people.

Green has “wholly denied” the accusations.

However, women’s rights activists have called on Beyoncé to end her partnership with him.

“Beyoncé has put herself forward as a women’s rights activist,” said Yasmeen Hassan, of the campaign group Equality Now.

“She and her team need to look closely at these allegations.”


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