One of Britain’s biggest hedge fund managers, Crispin Odey, has been accused of indecently assaulting a woman more than 20 years ago.
The conservative donor was indicted on May 14 for an alleged incident in 1998, said a spokesperson for the Crown Prosecution Service.
But the 61-year-old has denied the alleged assault, which allegedly took place in Chelsea, west London.
Crispin Odey, 61, a Conservative donor, has denied indecently assaulting a woman more than 20 years ago, after being indicted for the alleged 1998 incident
The high-level investor allegedly molested “A woman over 16” on or about July 13, 1998, at an address in Swan Walk, Chelsea, Metropolitan Police said.
Prosecutors have said Odey is scheduled to appear before Westminster Magistrates’s Court on September 28, following a complaint from a woman.
In a statement Friday, Odey said: “The allegation is denied and I will strongly challenge this matter. “
Odey is one of the richest hedge fund managers in the UK and has an estimated fortune of £ 846million with his wife and fellow fund manager Nichola Pease, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.
Odey has an estimated fortune of £ 846million with his wife and fellow fund manager Nichola Pease (above), according to the Sunday Times Rich List
A prominent figure in the financial industry, Odey has donated over £ 870,000 to the successful campaign to leave the European Union.
The Conservative Party donor also contributed to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s leadership campaign.
The influential financier owns a home in Swan Walk, Chelsea, a Thames side street in Chelsea.
He founded Mayfair-based investment firm Odey Asset Management in 1991, after graduating from Christ Church, Oxford, where he studied history and economics.
Odey made headlines when he spent around 150,000 pounds on a Palladian-style stone temple to house chickens at his Gloucestershire mansion.