Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. A multimillionaire businessman who used NDAs to silence sexual harassment and assault claims has been granted a secrecy order by a judge, it has been claimed.Two women made allegations including oral rape and groping against the man, but settled their cases before it reached an employment tribunal, The Times reported last night.The alleged inclusion of gagging clauses in the financial settlement threatens to reignite concerns about their use by the rich and powerful to stop accusers speaking out. The Prime Minister last year vowed to reform the rules surrounding NDAs after an investigation by The Daily Telegraph revealed how Sir Philip Green used them to hush up accusations of harassment. In the latest case, both women agreed to withdraw their claims of sexual harassment and sign NDAs as part of their settlement with the businessman, according to The Times.One of the women was said to have accused the man – named by the paper as Mr X – of attacking and orally raping her in his private office. Her witness statement reportedly described how she was “paralysed with fear, terrified, disorientated and used like a rag doll, totally incapacitated and unable to escape”.Another woman claimed she was groped by the man at his country residence and was quoted as saying: “I felt numb, I kept thinking that this job was my independence that I had worked so hard for.” Legal efforts to name the man have so far faltered, with a senior judge ruling that his “honour and reputation” could be sullied by allegations which were “entirely denied”. Mr Justice Soole said the public may not be able to “distinguish between allegation and proof” against “a public figure with a well-known family name”. The allegations were first made in 2017 and reached a tribunal hearing later that year, when the man’s lawyers succeeded in obtaining reporting restrictions on the case. The millionaire is reported to have homes in Britain and overseas and is said to be one of the establishment’s richest and most powerful figures. Neither of his accusers have reported him to the police, despite his conduct passing the criminal threshold, the newspaper claimed.