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First ever national transgender NUS officer has been suspended

Jess Bradley denied ‘engaging in sexual activity with anyone, or in the view of anyone, without their consent’

2018-08-01

The first ever national transgender students officer has been suspended following allegations of inappropriate behaviour.

Jess Bradley revealed she had been suspended from her position at the National Students Union (NUS) in a blog post on her own site after she allegedly posted explicit pictures of someone exposing themselves, however, she has denied all allegations.

In her statement, she denies ‘engaging in sexual activity with anyone, or in the view of anyone, without their consent’.

She wrote: “I have currently been suspended from my role at NUS pending an investigation.

“Due to my contractual obligations to keep the nature and details of the investigation confidential, there are a number of things I would like to say but am not currently able to talk about without risking my job.

“I appreciate at this time there is a lot of speculation about my conduct and I am able to tell you that I am confident that none of my behaviour has been unlawful, and that I have not engaged in sexual activity with anyone, or in the view of anyone, without their consent.

“I intend to engage cooperatively with NUS’ investigation and I hope I should be in a position to talk about the situation in full to the communities that I am accountable to.

“This statement is all I am going to say on this matter until the NUS investigation is completed.”

A spokeswoman for the NUS said: “As a result of allegations against NUS trans officer Jess Bradley, she has been suspended pending an investigation.

“The matters pertaining to the investigation are confidential to allow for a fair and impartial process.

"NUS will continue to support Jess, full time officers, staff and volunteers during this time.”