The former chairman of the Royal Cornwall NHS Trust says he will start a legal fight, after claiming he was forced to resign from his job.
Martin Watts, who had recently extended his contract for a further four years, resigned yesterday after a complaint about his behaviour.
He says he was forced to step down after a colleague objected to him touching her on the shoulder.
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