A singer has accused Virgin Atlantic boss, Sir Richard Branson, of putting “his face in my breasts” during a party at the billionaire’s luxury Necker Island resort.
Antonia Jenae, 44, a back up singer for Joss Stone, told the Sun she was speaking out after the sexual harassment scandal that has engulfed Hollywood.
The mother-of-two told the newspaper: “We were by the bar and he was saying bye to everyone. He came up to me and put his face in my breasts.
“He went ‘brrrrrr’ and just walked away. It was surreal, totally out of the blue.”
Ms Jenae said Stone was present, and that both were “shocked” but Branson’s alleged behaviour.
“Joss and I were like, ‘What the hell was that?!’ Everyone was wondering why I wasn’t angry because I’m usually a firebrand. But I was just too shocked.”
Evening Standard quotes a spokeswoman for Virgin Management as saying that Stone, members of her family and her band were indeed invited to Necker Island in June 2010
Her words: “Everyone appeared to enjoy their time on the island. Richard has no recollection of this matter and neither do his family and friends, who were with him on the island at the time.
“There would never have been any intention to offend or make anyone feel uncomfortable in any way and Richard apologises if anyone felt that way during their time on the island.”
Virgin also issued a statement from Stone’s father, Richard Stoker, who was on the island at the time.
In it, he said: “Joss and the group had a wonderful afternoon on Necker Island, everybody entered into the party spirit and it was wonderful getting to know Richard and his family.”