A UK charity fighting violence against women has denied it is set to receive donations from the embattled Jack The Ripper Museum in east London.
A statement from Eaves Charity said a claim that part of the attraction’s profits would go towards its work was not true and that no-one from the venue had approached it.
It reads: “The first we were made aware of this was when we were contacted by our supporters.
“We join all those in expressing concern that a museum which had been billed as celebrating and recognising women of the East End has now become a museum about Jack The Ripper.
“As a charity with a long history of supporting women survivors of violence we are unhappy with the way in which the museum has used our name without permission.
“We have contacted the museum and asked them to remove us from their website and will continue to contact them until they do so.”
The claims about donations to the charity were reportedly made while the museum’s founder – former Google head of diversity and inclusion Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe – said it would donate profits to Eaves Charity.
Also, despite claims he only changed his mind regarding the theme of the museum after planning consent was given, it seems he had been keen on a Jack The Ripper focus for at least seven years.
On the venue’s website it states Mr Palmer-Edgecumbe has “wanted to hold a serious examination of the story of Jack The Ripper, telling it from the perspective of the women who were his victims for the first time” since 2008 when he was chairman of the Museum of London Docklands and an exhibition about the killer was during his tenure.