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Al Porter has broken his silence after a patient at a Dublin psychiatric hospital claimed they were groped by the comedian during a charity visit, 

Last November, a number of people came forward alleging that the former Today FM DJ had acted inappropriately towards them. 

Among these was a young man who said Al had touched and kissed him during a visit to St Patrick's Mental Health hospital in 2015. 

A statement form the comic's legal team says he is co-operating fully with inquiries, adding that the star "categorically denies the allegation of criminal wrongdoing."

An investigation was launched after the former patient lodged a complaint and although St Patrick's say they found nothing of concern, the victim has now asked for an outside investigator to be brought in. 

A source at the facility told The Sunday Mirror: “You can’t investigate a claim that wasn’t known about – it was made over two years after the alleged incident.

"From a hospital care point of view, we had to ensure we didn’t miss any alarms raised – that all patients were looked after in line with procedure at all times.”

According to reports, the showbiz star, from Tallaght in South Dublin, is estimated to have lost work worth €500,000 since the claims came to light late last year. 



St Patrick's Mental Health Services has confirmed it has received a formal complaint about comedian and broadcaster, Al Porter.

The news comes following a string of allegations made against the 24-year-old claiming that he acted inappropriately towards a number of fellow comedians at various events over the past five years.

The Dublin hospital had previously denied that the accused had acted inappropriately during a visit with a charity after the alleged incident was reported in The Sunday Times.

However, in a statement this evening, the organisation said that "since issuing that press release, SPMHS has received such a complaint."

"The organisation is currently investigating the complaint in line with its policies and procedures."

In the wake of the allegations made against him, Al has resigned from his position at Today FM and has stepped aside from his role in the Olympia panto.

In a statement issued over the weekend, the comedian claimed that his conduct was “in keeping with [his] flamboyant and outrageous public persona.”

"Up until now, I had been unaware of these complaints or the impact of my conduct and I am truly sorry for any distress I may have caused in what I had regarded as light-hearted and good-natured circumstances," he wrote. 

His apology has since been branded as "insulting" by his accusers.