Inside millionaire Hamish Ogston's 'sex immigration scandal' – as probe claims he trafficked Thai & Filipina women | The Sun10/01/2023
MILLIONAIRE and philanthropist Hamish Ogston is embroiled in a sex immigration scandal, reports claim.
The Sunday Times Rich List regular has been accused of trafficking Thai and Filipina women into the UK for 15 years.
Ogston, 75, has denied the allegations – which the Met Police says it is urgently looking into.
The millionaire, who has a CBE and pledged to give his £130million wealth to charity when he died, is said to have been exploiting vulnerable southeast Asian sex workers since the early 2000s.
Ogston is also accused of hosting such women at his home for sex work, after some came into the UK as tourists.
The Sunday Times reported a shocking list of allegations, including illegally employing the women and putting them in danger through horror sex acts.
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He is said to have also brought such women in to have sex with his pals, too.
The 75-year-old is faced with allegations of breaking laws on immigration, prostitution and human trafficking – some of which date back 15 years.
Such alleged crimes are said to have impacted a number of women over the years – seeing them require medical treatment at a clinic near his London home.
Around 1,000 leaked documents are said to have lead to the Times' expose – some of which were allegedly written in Ogston's handwriting.
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Some women also opened up about what they said they endure at the hands of the millionaire and his pals.
One pal told The Times: “What Hamish wants to do with girls, if he wants to bring them into the country, is entirely up to him.
“What happened in Thailand goes on in Thailand.”
Met Police told The Sun: "We are aware of media reporting allegations of exploitation and drugs offences.
"We take reports of this nature extremely seriously and are now reviewing this information to assess what further action is needed."
The force told The Times yesterday: "During the course of the investigation, a person identified themselves as having been exploited by the alleged victim of the blackmail. Efforts were made to identify and locate this person.
"However, when officers communicated with this person they declined to speak to police or support any further action.
“In recent years the police have become more aware of the need to be proactive in recognising and responding to concerns about human trafficking and modern slavery.”
Ogston did not respond to the allegations in detail when approached for comment.
In a statement he said: “This paints a picture of my personal life that I simply do not recognise. I do not exploit women. I am very sad that the publication of these allegations is going to cause immeasurable harm to the charities which I have been able to support over the years.”
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His lawyers said the 75-year-old needed more time to respond as the alleged events “date back many years” and he did not recognise the version of events or the interpretation placed upon alleged incidents.
The Sun has approached the Met Police and Ogston's charity on the matter.
Allegations against Ogston
• Trafficking a 23-year-old woman into Britain in 2013.
• Keeping her in his property and using her for sex.
• Illegally employing a Thai woman as an assistant and sex worker between 2022 and 2023.
• Paying another Thai sex worker to procure prostitutes and class-A drugs, including crystal meth and cocaine, between 2014 and 2023.
• Subjecting women to extreme and dangerous acts.
• Trying to bring Thai sex workers falsely claiming to be “bamboo basket weavers” into the country in 2022.
• Hiring a partner at a City law firm to explore how he could get women into Britain in 2023 and suggesting he could use his charitable foundation as a “foil”.
• Manipulating a Thai woman into having sex with his friends and other sex workers.
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