Appearing on ITV's The Agenda with Tom Bradby, deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman was asked whether she would encourage women in her party to report allegations of inappropriate behaviour.
She replied: "I think no institution is immune from this and actually all institutions have got to absolutely reflect on it.
"But it's got to be reflected on with the thought in mind not of the person who's being accused but for the person who's actually spoken up and actually properly looking into those investigations.
"...It's all too easy for a man to feel horrified that a male colleague is being accused and to feel that it might bring a bad reputation to the organisation."
Other guests on tonight’s programme are Mary Beard, Omid Djalili and Danny Finkelstein.
Watch The Agenda on ITV at 10.35pm