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Millionaire businessman who went to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding charged with rape and string of sex attacks

A MILLIONAIRE businessman who attended Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle has been charged with sex offences, The Sun can today reveal.

Lawrence Jones, who has amassed a £700million fortune through his IT company UKFast, was regarded as one of Britain’s best bosses.

But he was forced to step down in October 2019 after several female staff complained about the “Me Too culture” within the Manchester-based workplace.

The dad-of-four was allegedly inappropriately physical with employees — often young women working as PAs or receptionists.

Jones, 52, was interviewed after two women made sex assault complaints which they said occurred in 2010 and 2013.

His wife, Gail, took over as CEO after he stepped aside.

A GMP spokeswoman today confirmed that Jones has been charged with one rape and four counts of sexual assault.

He is due to appear at Manchester Magistrates' Court on January 26.

At the time, Jones called the allegations “false” and “extremely damaging”, adding he had fully co-operated with police.

Jones was recently listed among the UK’s 250 richest and his cloud computing company UKFast named one of Britain’s top ten places to work.

He has holidayed with Sir Richard Branson, was photographed arm-in-arm with Boris Johnson at the Conservative Party conference and has donated £100,000 to the Tories since 2017.

The tycoon was awarded an MBE by the Queen for services to the digital economy in 2015.

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