Ryan Thomas poses with Boohoo boss pal as firm is engulfed by Leicester sweatshop scandal


ACTOR Ryan Thomas has a posted a snap of himself with his Boohoo boss pal Umar Kamani.

It comes as the clothing firm is at the centre of a Leicester sweatshop scandal.

Adam Thomas has posted a picture of himself with the Boohoo boss Umar Kamani

The picture shows 36-year-old Ryan with his two brothers Adam and Scott, joking around with the Boohoo CEO.

The former Coronation Street star, who recently filmed the documentary Absolutely India: Mancs In Mumbai with his brothers, captioned the post with the words: “Family….a group experience of love & support ❤

Ryan and Umar are longtime friends and Ryan’s 11-year-old daughter Scarlett became the face of Boohookids in 2016.

Scarlett is Ryan’s daughter with actress Tina O’Brien, he recently welcomed son Roman with fiancee Lucy Mecklenburgh.

Ryan with his brothers Adam and Scott in India

Adam with fiancee Lucy, their son Roman and his daughter Scarlett

Umar is friends with several celebrities

Calls to boycott Boohoo started on July 5, after a Sunday Times investigation revealed that workers in the Leicester clothing factories for their Nasty Gal brand were paid as little as £3.50 an hour.

This is just half of the national minimum wage in the UK, which is £8.72 an hour for those over 25 and £8.20 for workers aged 21-24.

The investigation also found that workers were apparently not given sufficient protective equipment while in the factory.

It comes after a spike in cases put Leicester back on lockdown, with an outbreak linked to a garment factory in the area.

Umar, 32, posted a statement by the brand on his own social media page, which commented on ‘inaccuracies’ in the paper’s investigation after launching their own independent review.

“As a board, we are shocked and appalled by the recent allegations that have been made and we are committed to doing everything in our power to rebuild the reputation of the textile manufacturing industry in Leicester,” the statement read.

“We want to ensure that the actions of a few do not continue to undermine the excellent work of many suppliers in the area, who succeed in providing good jobs and good working conditions.”

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