Salmond preempted her statement Thursday by announcing his intention to sue over the complaints process.
Salmond led Scotland’s first pro-independence government from 2007 until 2014, when he stepped aside after narrowly losing a referendum on Scottish separation from the United Kingdom.
Salmond did not confirm any details but in a statement called the complaints procedure “unjust” and said he was seeking a judicial review at Scotland’s Court of Session.
The U.K.’s Westminster parliament in London was rocked last year by sexual misconduct allegations that shone a light on its boozy “locker room culture” and even triggered a ministerial resignation.
Salmond’s successor, Nicola Sturgeon, said Friday that it was important that complaints were “investigated without fear or favor” and reiterated that the government would defend its handling of Salmond’s case.
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