Report: International Planned Parenthood Allegedly Hired Prostitutes for Staff, Donors, Guests at Official Functions by Dr Susan Berry for Breitbart
International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) allegedly hired prostitutes for staff, donors, and guests at official functions, states a report by the Daily Mail that has received little attention by most media.
The explosive story has been developing since January as the U.K.’s Department for International Development has been embroiled in controversy over a donation of £132 million in aid to IPPF, despite an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct and corruption at the abortion industry giant.
According to the Mail, Lucien Kouakou, a former IPPF regional director in Africa who had been fired over allegations of sexual misconduct, accused IPPF in an internal email sent to the organization’s London headquarters, of regularly providing “sexual gifts” to guests at official African events over a period of years.
Kouakou specifically accused Alvaro Bermejo, IPPF director general, of telling him that under a previous regime, “there was promoting of prostitution within the organisation, where prostitutes would be organised for IPPF staff, donors and partners during functions.”
The former IPPF regional director reportedly added in his email that “youth volunteers” were “given to … adult volunteers in sex relations.”
Kouakou repeated his accusations about what he said Bermejo told him in court documents filed in Kenya in February, stated the news report.
Breitbart News reached out to IPPF for comment. A spokesperson for the organization said the “specific allegations” in the Daily Mail story “are identical to and originate from court papers filed in Kenya in February by Lucien Kouakou in his attempt to stop a disciplinary process involving him, any dismissal and claim damages for alleged defamation.”
“Mr Kouakou’s interim application to stop his disciplinary hearing was dismissed by the court and costs awarded against him,” the IPPF spokesperson said. “Mr Kouakou was subsequently dismissed by IPPF after a full and fair disciplinary process.”
However, the Mail reported an IPPF spokesperson also said that, among members of the IPPF governing council, “there is strong agreement that reform is vital.”
“IPPF has kept all stakeholders aware of the issues it faces and welcomes their views and their involvement,” the spokesperson reportedly said.