Bono apologises following claims of bullying and abuse at One charity
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Bono apologises following claims of bullying and abuse at One charity

THE U2 FRONTMAN has apologised following claims of bullying and abuse of power that emerged at One, a charity he co-founded.

Bono has addressed claims of a toxic culture circulating at his offices working for his charity, One.

Bono admitted his charitable organisation had failed to protect employees at the Johannesburg office.

According to Mail on Sunday, Bono said he was enraged by the allegations and apologised to anyone affected:"We are all deeply sorry. I hate bullying, can’t stand it...

"The poorest people in the poorest places being bullied by their circumstance is the reason we set up ONE."

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"So to discover last November that there were serious and multiple allegations of bullying in our office in Johannesburg left me and the ONE board reeling and furious."

In one particular case, a married woman working for One claims she was pressured into having sex with an elderly MP from Tanzania and when she refused, she had her wages cut.