Several newspapers are carrying allegations that the diary secretary working for housing minister Dominic Raab has been selling sex via a ‘Sugar Daddy’ website.
The Mirror, which scooped the story, says the woman - named only as Lisa and said to be just 20 - met one of its undercover reporters at a London hotel “and within minutes she began discussing her job as diary secretary to Raab, the Minister of State for Housing and Planning who is tipped as a future PM.”
The woman is a civil servant who was not appointed by Raab or any other politician.
She is quoted in the Mirror as saying: “He calls me all the time. Basically, I organise his entire life. I know where he is today.”
She is alleged to have said online that for a payment of £750: “You’ve got my undivided attention for a few hours on Saturday. I’ll let your imagination run wild as to what you wish to do with that ... Whatever you would like to be on offer ... You may have full undisputed access to me ... I have success at this. I’m a very sensual person. I’m very open.”
The newspaper says that in other online messages, Lisa allegedly claimed to earn up to £5,000 a month from rich clients, including an aide to the Arab royals.
The Mirror says she described Raab as “very dismissive” adding “He’s very tunnel vision. He’s difficult to work with. I think he thinks he’s the Prime Minister.”
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government says the woman has now been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation. In a statement the department says: “We are aware of this allegation against one of our members of staff, and are investigating. There is no suggestion that any official information has been disclosed.”