The Presidents Club gala was attended by prostitutes who began ‘immediately kissing’ guests and soliciting them for sex following dinner, according to a hostess.
The waitress described seeing ‘around five’ women in red dresses turning up for an after-party following the male-only charity fundraising event at London’s Dorchester Hotel last Thursday and acting ‘very provocatively’ around guests.
The woman, who spoke on condition of anonymity, described seeing men ‘putting hands up skirts’ and ‘touching inappropriately’. When asked if she thought the five women were sex workers she said, ‘I’m 100% sure’.
The waitress described seeing ‘around five’ women in red dresses turning up for an after-party following the male-only charity fundraising event at London’s Dorchester Hotel last Thursday
‘They were wearing red dresses,’ she told ITV News. ‘And they were acting very provocatively around the men. Kissing men almost instantly. It was really shocking to see.’
The woman, who looked after a table and poured drinks until 2am, claimed several of the guests at the event paid the women in red dresses for sex.
‘I was really wary of it and I was disgusted that was happening. I was worried about some of the girls who were talking to men,’ she said.
‘The men were treating them like sex workers. They were putting hands up skirts. Touching inappropriately. Some guys kissing other girls. It was uncomfortable.’
The hostess said she started feeling ‘uneasy’ when she was given a ‘revealing’ dress upon arrival and told to hand in her phone.
‘I had a table and had to look after that table and pour them drinks,’ she said.
‘On my table the men weren’t too badly behaved but on the table next to me, within five minutes a girl was sitting on a guy’s lap. Sitting next to men.
‘Men pouring drinks down girls’ throats. Yes there were some girls there who didn’t mind that but there were equally girls who hated it and felt very uncomfortable.’
Her comments came as businessman David Meller, (pic on Jan 24) a trustee of the Presidents Club, quit his role as non-executive board member at the Department for Education
The woman claimed the waitresses were aged between 18 and 45, although some may have had surgery to look younger.
Unusually for a formal event, the hostesses were allowed to drink alcohol.
‘I was worried for them. A lot of them hadn’t done it before,’ the waitress said in the ITV News interview.
‘Some had and knew what it was about and it was a fun time for them to get drunk but the women who hadn’t done it before.
‘When it started there was a look around the room. Is this real? Is this actually happening? Some of them looked really worried.
‘The whole environment was very intimidating. I couldn’t wait until 2am came.’
According to the woman, the situation got even worse later in the evening when people were getting ‘more and more drunk’.
‘There were a lot of girls who were really drunk,’ she said. ‘One girl was sick in the toilets.
‘There were other girls who entered the room in the after party who about five of them maybe who had different coloured dresses on and acted more provocatively.’
The waitress described speaking to several men who were feeling uncomfortable about the conduct of the event.
‘We were play things. We were objects for them to gawp at, touch. To be laughed at,’ she said.
‘One girl got laughed at because she pronounced her name in a certain way and he questioned her about the name and brushed her away and told her to go away. They were acting like we were objects and there for their entertainment.’
Her comments came as businessman David Meller, a trustee of the Presidents Club, quit his role as non-executive board member at the Department for Education.
‘I found that shocking,’ the woman said. ‘He was on the stage. He knew exactly what was going on I think.’
David Walliams (pic on January 23) hosted the Presidents Club gala but said he left at 11.30pm immediately after he had finished presenting and did not witness ‘any of the kind of behaviour that allegedly occurred’
Revelations about Thursday’s event, which has been branded the ‘slimeballs gala’ caused outrage among MPs after the Financial Times sent along an undercover reporter.
Former education secretary Justine Greening told the Commons that she shared the ‘anger and disgust’ of colleagues and called for data to be published.
Tory MP Vicky Ford (Chelmsford) reserved criticism for the women involved in organising the event, accusing them of having ‘groomed and pimped’ young women.
Comedian David Walliams, who hosted the, tweeted saying he ‘agreed to host as it is one of the biggest charity fund raising events of the year’.
He added: ‘I left immediately after I had finished my presenting on stage at 11.30pm. I did not witness any of the kind of behaviour that allegedly occurred and am absolutely appalled by the reports.’
The club announced it would shut down this afternoon. A statement said: ‘The trustees have decided that the Presidents Club will not host any further fundraising events.
‘Remaining funds will be distributed in an efficient manner to children’s charities and it will then be closed.’
Hostess, 25, ‘was given a tight fitting black dress and asked to go upstairs for sex’
A former hostess at the ‘slimeball gala’ has told how she was given a tight fitting black dress that showed ‘everything’ in the right light to serve wealthy businessmen.
The pretty brunette, 25, who worked last year, says she was offered cocaine at the dinner where at least four men asked her to go upstairs to their rooms at The Dorchester Hotel for sex.
She told MailOnline: ‘When I arrived I was ordered to sign a non-disclosure agreement preventing me from talking about what went on at the event. Then I was a glass of wine. I have never been given alcohol before starting work before.
‘When I got down on the event floor we were not serving drinks and I turned to another girl and said, ‘What are we supposed to do now?’ She said, ‘Just enjoy the party. Talk to some of the guys.
‘There were men everywhere. Girls were sat on guys’ laps. Champagne was poured into girls’ glasses.
‘Four guys came up to me saying ‘I have a room upstairs, come up. I was being offered coke. By then I realised this wasn’t a normal posting, it was a whore party. We were expected to have sex with these men.’
‘I said to the lady who runs it that this was not what I expected. I said that I felt uncomfortable and said I wanted to go home.
‘She said, ‘Don’t be silly. Go and have a drink, they are lovely and they have lots of money.
‘I saw quite a few girls leave and go to the lift with some of the guys there.’
The unnamed hostess, from London, who was paid £90 for the shift, said her and several of the other women hid in the toilets until their shift finished at 1am – but were found by the party organisers who ushered them back onto the event floor.
‘She ushered back onto the event floor. I said I didn’t want to, but she wasn’t listening. I have a boyfriend. I didn’t want to have sex or take drugs.’