Tory peer Michelle Mone is being sued for unlimited damages after she allegedly called a financial consultant a “waste of a man’s white skin”.
The millionaire bra tycoon, 50, has had a 10-page claim filed against her by Richard Lynton-Jones, who is of Indian heritage, in the High Court in London.
Mr Lynton-Jones, 42, claims Mone’s actions have caused him “enormous distress, embarrassment and injury to feelings” and is demanding at least £200,000 in aggravated damages.
Their bitter dispute dates back to a 2019 crash involving her husband Doug Barrowman’s yacht in Cannes when crew member Jake Feldwhere, 29, died.
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Baroness Mone is said to have later sent the “racist” WhatsApp message to Mr Lynton-Jones and others. In other messages, she is also accused of calling his then partner “a mental loony”, “mad” and “a nut case bird”.
Her office said: “Baroness Mone is 100% not a racist.”
Richard Lynton-Jones is demanding at least £200,000 in aggravated damages
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Mone, who made her fortune through underwear firm Ultimo, was appointed to the Lords by David Cameron in 2015.