Lib Dem MEP Chris Davies has sparked controversy by claiming the media portrayal of Lord Rennard has been like the "Salem witch trials," adding that "this isn't Jimmy Savile."
Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Westminster Hour, Mr Davies said:
– Lib Dem MEP Chris Davies
It's become like the Salem witch trials.
This isn’t Jimmy Savile.
This is touching someone’s leg through clothing ...equivalent of an Italian man pinching a woman’s bottom.
Mr Davies also questioned leader Nick Clegg's stance over the allegations.