NI21 leader McCrea takes legal action

Published Monday, 26 May 2014
Comments
Toggle font size
Print

NI21 leader Basil McCrea has said he has issued legal proceedings.

NI21 leader McCrea takes legal action
Party Leader Basil McCrea with deputy John McCallister and Tina McKenzie in 2013 (© Pacemaker)

He revealed the move after being asked at the European election count in Belfast on Monday about the recent allegations of "inappropriate sexual activity" against him.

Mr McCrea denies the allegations and would not give any further details about the legal action.

"I would love to talk about this but I have to tell you this - I cannot say anything because I am instigating legal action and I have been instructed by my lawyers not to say anything," he told UTV.

"On that basis, I'm sorry but I can say no more."

Last week a row developed between Mr McCrea and deputy leader John McCallister after NI21 changed its designation at Stormont from 'unionist' to 'other'.

The sex claims which Mr McCrea denies then emerged. Mr McCallister has asked the party leader to step aside while an investigation into the allegations takes place.

© UTV News
Comments Comments
0 Comments
No comments. Be the first to comment.
POST A COMMENT:
Name:  
Email address*:    
Location:  
Validation:
House Rules:  
Your Comment:  
[All comments are moderated and will not appear immediately. Your name, location and comment will be displayed on this page if your post passes moderation.]
MOST POPULAR GALLERIES
Queen’s NI visit
Tue 24 June 2014
Twelfth of July
Sat 12 July 2014
The Open Championship
Sun 20 July 2014