The husband of the MP stubbed to death by a far-right nationalist during the EU Referendum campaign in the UK was forced to resign from two charities, after facing sexual misconduct allegations.
Brendan Cox is the husband of Jo Cox; the couple was married in 2009 and they had two children together. The MP was attacked after meeting with her constituents in West Yorkshire.
Brendan Cox resigned from his position in “More in Common” – an anti-extremism organization set up in the memory of his wife – and “Save the Children.”
His resignation is in response to allegations made by the Mail of Sunday Tabloid, accusing him of inappropriate touching of a woman during a 2015 event in Harvard on behalf of the “Save the Children” organization.
Mr. Cox says the allegations are exaggerated, although he admits he may have “overstepped the line.” Jo Cox’s family reiterated their support to Brendan Cox, making clear they are treating the incident as “a mistake.”