Lawyer blasted for calling his grown daughter, 'hot'

His comments were brought to light after he was called out by human rights lawyer, Charlotte Proudman, 27, for calling her Linkedin picture stunning.

human rights lawyer, Charlotte Proudman, attacks lawyer, Alexander Crater-Silk for referring to his grown daughter as 'hot' and calling her stunning

A city lawyer has come under fire for calling his daughter 'smoking hot'.

Alexander Carter-Silk, 57, wrote on his daughter Ellie's Facebook photo, saying:

"Whilst I should not encourage lascivious comments about my daughter ... Yeee gods she is hot!!"

He followed the comment up with: "Smokin..... PhD?", which is assumed to be a reference to her academic record.

His comments were brought to light after he was called out by human rights lawyer, Charlotte Proudman, 27, for calling her Linkedin picture stunning.

She shared a Linked-in message from him saying:

"Charlotte, delighted to connect, I appreciate this is probably horrendously politically incorrect but that is a stunning picture.”

She then released the messages online, calling him sexiest and saying his compliments offended her.

"It just shows the extent of sexism in the legal profession. It does appear to be very bad, particularly because it is male-dominated."

In an interview with Radio 5, Ms Proudman said many professionals used Linkedin like dating app Tinder and gave her reasons for posting Mr Carter-Silk's message.

He has since apologised but she refused to accept it.

She said:

"It's not acceptable to objectify women because of their physical appearance.

"Initially I rolled my eyes and thought I'd delete it, then I looked at his profile and saw he was a senior legal professional.He should have thought about his actions before sending a sexist message to a 27-year-old barrister.

"It was a message sent to me and I have a right to expose it. If these people aren’t made to feel repercussions for actions, which are wrong, then their behaviour won’t change and the culture will remain incredibly sexist.”

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