By Mary O'connor For The Daily Mail
Published: 01:55 GMT, 12 February 2019 | Updated: 10:16 GMT, 12 February 2019
Karren Brady has vowed to remain chairman of Philip Green’s scandal-hit fashion empire, insisting that she has a duty to its employees – including her daughter.
The 49-year-old Apprentice star said she would stay at Taveta Investments whose 20,000 staff include her child, Sophia Peschisolido, who MailOnline understands works in the Topshop social media department.
Miss Peschisolido, who is Baroness Brady's only daughter with her ex-footballer husband Paul Peschisolido, has also worked as a model for Sir Philip's high street fashion chain.
She claimed she did not want to take the ‘easy’ option of resigning from the holding company, which owns Sir Philip’s Arcadia group.
He has been accused of sexual harassment and racial abuse of staff, some of whom were allegedly paid up to £1million to sign non-disclosure agreements. Sir Philip strenously denies the allegations and all unlawful conduct.
Karren Brady said she would stay at Taveta Investments whose 20,000 staff include her daughter, Sophia Peschisolido (pictured together), who works as a social media content assistant for Topshop
Baroness Brady’s agent issued a statement to the Daily Telegraph, saying: ‘You want Baroness Brady to resign from Taveta but she feels a real sense of duty to the 20,000 people who work there, one of which is her daughter, to remain in post.
Baroness Brady has refused to condemn Sir Philip Green (who she is seen with) despite criticising other rich men facing similar claims
‘I hope you would agree that walking away is the easy thing to do – staying in the role and ensuring the company is robust going forward is much harder.
‘She has made significant and lasting changes to the business since she became chairman and will continue to do so, ensuring that the company maintains the standards expected of it.’
In an earlier statement issued through her public relations team, she said: ‘I want to be 100 per cent clear – I have always been an outspoken defender of women’s rights in the