A scandal-plagued former Tory politician banned for life in 2015 by his party has left his Unilever marketing job amid an internal investigation into sexual-harassment allegations by an unnamed contractor.
The original political scandal that engulfed Mark Clarke included allegations of sexual assault and harassment, bullying a young Conservative Party member who committed suicide and blackmailing fellow party members. Unilever officially declined to acknowledge his continued employment as senior director of marketing analytics in 2016, but he remained with the company until now. He worked on social-media analytics.
None of the allegations that fueled Clarke's political scandal involved his Unilever work, but he now becomes the latest marketing-industry executive brought down in the global #MeToo wave of sexual-harassment allegations.