Elaina Cohen tells Skwawkbox, ‘Is Keir Starmer running from the truth? This will be as big an issue for him as antisemitism was for Jeremy Corbyn’
Whistleblower Elaina Cohen has published the complaint she has submitted to the Labour party about Keir Starmer’s role in the cover-up of reported abuse of vulnerable domestic violence victims.
Earlier this month Cohen, a former parliamentary staffer for Labour right-winger Khalid Mahmood, won a tribunal case against Mahmood for unfair dismissal in which Mahmood and his legal team accepted, without challenge, evidence from one of the victims that Mahmood’s employee and alleged lover:
- used a domestic violence charity she ran to blackmail domestic violence victims into shoplifting and giving her their social security benefits
- made victims take speeding points on their licence that they did not incur
- sadistically abused victims
- made the chief executive of the charity suicidal by blackmailing her and taunting her
- targeted Victim A on social media
- revealed details of the charity’s vulnerable ‘service users’ to others
- used her and other women from the now-defunct charity ‘for the private entertainment of important people’
- introduced one victim to a male friend who hurt the woman, ‘but she didn’t care’
- berated two victims for stealing the wrong jacket from a local department store
- made victims fund meals for local Labour politicians
- made victims ‘stalk’ Mahmood and report back on him
- mocked Mahmood as an ‘ugly fat pig’
- must have been in control of Mahmood for him to take no action
Now Cohen, who turned down a six-figure offer from Mahmood to settle the case before the tribunal’s verdict because she said it would have gagged her from speaking out, has published her complaint to the party about Starmer’s refusal to take any action against Mahmood or even speak to victims, despite her repeated reports of the alleged abuse:
Ms Cohen told Skwawkbox:
I thought long and hard about making a complaint against the leader of the Labour party, but the central issue of my tribunal case was about vulnerable women who were victims of serial abuse by a Labour member.
I believe this will be as big an issue for Keir Starmer as antisemitism was for Jeremy Corbyn, because this country will not vote for anyone who condones the abuse of vulnerable women.
I’m surprised as Keir Starmer used to be a human rights lawyer, I cannot fathom why he’s not even asking the questions or even speaking to me or any of the victims. Is he scared of the truth and if so is he running away from it? As a Labour member, I’m worried about where the party is going.
Turning to the equally prolonged inaction of Labour’s general secretary, Cohen added:
It takes nearly two years for the Labour party to deal with any complaint. How long is David Evans going to kick this one into the long grass?
Starmer and his regime have repeatedly been embroiled in scandals after abandoning their duty of care toward women, particularly women of colour and Muslims of any gender and has done nothing to oppose ‘spycops’ legislation to protect state agents from prosecution for crimes, yet he recently boasted of his supposed history of protecting them at the same time as appearing with Khalid Mahmood in photo opportunities.
Mr Starmer and the Labour party have repeatedly failed to respond to requests for comment.
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