Hedge fund manager Crispin Odey has been accused of indecently attacking a woman over 20 years ago
- Crispin Odey has denied that a woman was attacked indecently more than 20 years ago
- Tory’s 61-year-old donor was charged on May 14 for an alleged 1998 incident
- The hedge fund manager will appear in court on September 28, prosecutors say
One of Britain’s foremost hedge fund managers, Crispin Odey, has been accused of indecently attacking a woman over 20 years ago.
The Tory donor was charged on May 14 for an alleged incident in 1998, a prosecutor said.
But Odey, who has an estimated £ 846 million with wife and fellow fund boss Nichola Pease, has denied the alleged attack.
Tory donor Crispin Odey, 61, denies indecent assault on a woman over 20 years ago, after being charged with the alleged 1998 incident
Prosecutors said 61-year-old Odey will appear before Westminster Magistrates’s Court on September 28, following a complaint from a woman.
The high-profile investor would have been lewdly attacked “a woman over the age of 16” on or about July 13, 1998, at an address in Swan Walk, Chelsea, the Metropolitan Police said.
In a statement on Friday, Odey said, “The allegation is denied and I will vigorously dispute this issue.”
Odey, a prominent figure in the financial sector, donated over £ 870,000 to the successful campaign to leave the European Union.
The influential financier owns a house in Swan Walk, Chelsea, a street on the River Thames in Chelsea.
He founded Odey Asset Management in 1991, after graduating from Christ Church, Oxford, where he studied history and economics.
Odey made headlines when he spent about £ 150,000 at a Palladian-style stone temple to protect chickens at his Gloucestershire mansion.