By Chris York
Sky News has tracked down Sir Philip Green, the first time he has been seen in public since he was named as the businessman at the centre of allegations of sexual and racial abuse.
US correspondent Greg Milam found the multi-billionaire at a health resort in Tucson, Arizona, but he was in no mood to speak to them.
When asked if he would respond to the accusations, he said: “Can you put that away. You need to leave.
“Can you go away. You’re starting to really annoy me. I believe you’re being intrusive.”
Green then climbed into a golf cart and drove towards the Sky News team.
Former cabinet minister Lord Hain has stood by his decision to name Green as the businessman at the centre of allegations of sexual and racial abuse.
The Labour peer named the Arcadia chairman using parliamentary privilege, and Sir Philip has said he will issue a formal complaint to the Lords authorities.
But Lord Hain told the Press Association: “I stand RESOLUTELY by what I’ve said and neither retract nor apologise for standing up for human rights.”
He added: “I always comply fully with my House of Lords obligations as I did on that occasion. His complaint is a malevolent diversion.”
The retail tycoon reportedly told the BBC he will complain that the peer failed to disclose he had a financial relationship with the Telegraph’s lawyers.