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Percy Barnevik arrested for sex crimes

Julian Assange seeks asylum in Ecuador

Swedish business executive, best known as CEO and later Chairman of ABB, was arrested in London on Thursday on suspicions of committing sex crimes.

The 71-year-old Swede called the accusations "baseless".

"They come from a woman who is stalking me," he told the Expressen newspaper. "She's a crazy woman, but nothing to be concerned about."

"It's part of a campaign by a person who is out to get me. As a public figure, you have to deal with people who want money and influence."

Wall Street Journal reported that a spokesman for London's Metropolitan Police confirmed on Friday that "a 71-year-old man was arrested on the 28th of June by appointment." The spokesman said that the meeting was "in relation to allegations of sexual assault." The police spokesman declined to disclose the name of the man or specific details of the charges.

Percey Barnevik is well known as the one-time CEO of ABB. He now works on a variety of philanthropic endeavors, including the U.K.-registered charity Hand in Hand International, of which he is a founder. He was a board member at General Motors in the years before the auto maker's filing for bankruptcy protection.

Barnevik was released on bail.


Last Updated (Friday, 29 June 2012 15:10)



#7 2015-03-01 17:45
We should separate his achievements from his personal weaknesses. Percy was a celebrated achiever at ABB. His 17 years at that organization recorded gargantuan success that cannot be erased. We all fail, albeit, in ways that may not be captured on the pages of newspapers. So, wishing him the worst of times is unnecessary. I hope he gets (got) out of the problem and able to live his life in peace.
#6 2013-08-28 18:10
Kindly do not link personal and professional issues. HiH India is an independent charitable trust focussing on marginalised and under privileged women. We have managed to enter into partnership with reputed agencies State government, Nabard, Govt of Afghanistan, Unicef, UNDP and other similar agencies based on our hard work. RBI regulates the MF sector and HiH believes to offer subsidised loan to poor women. Please do not make judgemental remarks without any basis.
HiH India Mgmt Team
#5 2013-07-09 06:59
I would like to know truth! There are stories mostly a whitewash in swedish media! Percy is changing whole Tamilnadu!
But, "Hand in Hand" is an ordinary NGO. Running Self Help groups, obtaining assistance from Governments and numerous funding organisations.
Paying top staff swedish pay checks. Charging poor women higher interest rate than ordinary banks. Disappointing!
#4 2013-04-11 13:07
Mr. The truth is; high trees have to tolerate more wind ! Is is easy to do Unethical hunt , especially when someone ells do it for you. To frame a fame is easy, but to achieve fame, is not that easy... You need to be famous ! Mr. Barnevik, your are welcome to South Africa, here you will be able to be live your dream of charity. P.J. Martins +27 82456 3834
#3 2012-07-13 15:22
Barnevik is a ruthless manipulator. See the way he abused the trust vested in him at ABB. A lot of guys in his position think that they are irresistible and that they deserve it all. I'd like to know more, hearing the lady's side. I'm sure once the truth comes out he will look real bad. Maybe for once all his powerful friends will not be able to cover up for him and bail him out. I hope at last some justice will be done.
#2 2012-07-01 22:41
...and by the way his charity activity is not what it seems to be. I'll be glad to see the real truth to get uncovered. A lot of people might get a surprise...
#1 2012-07-01 22:35
I believe that Barnevik did assault this lady sexually. Ten years ago I was shocked how abusive he was helping himself with 148 million Swiss Francs from ABB. I saw him live and believe that Barnevik has a God complex. He thinks he is invincible and can conquest anything he wants. He loves the challenge. And he normally succeeds and nothing will stop him. What if this lady became his challenge and was not willing? I wouldn't be surprised, if he forced his he did in other matters.

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