Commenting on the allegations of abuse by Clement Freud, a Liberal Democrat spokesperson said:
"These allegations are horrific. We are desperately sorry to learn that lives have been ruined by a man whose public face was so greatly at odds to his true character. It has clearly taken a lot of courage for these women to speak out, after a lifetime of having to hide it.
Today Liberal Democrat Parliamentarians pressed the Government to ban letting agency fees and clamp down on rogue landlords in a Private Members Bill debate in the House of Lords.
Baroness Olly Grender, Liberal Democrat peer and a former senior figure at Shelter, introduced the Renters' Rights Bill to protect the growing number of private renters who currently face huge costs every time they move.
A senior German Minister said to me the other day "Whenever I sit down in a room to negotiate with my British colleagues in a European meeting, their first question is always the same - which way to the Exit? You Brits spend so much time trying to find the way out, that you never have the time to build the alliances which are there to be built, to succeed. But now I realise, you would rather go, then win."
Thank you all for being here. And thank you David Cameron, Harriet Harman and Natalie Bennett for what I think you'll agree is an unprecedented - and, frankly, pretty unlikely - showing of cross-party consensus.
We are about to face the most important decision of a generation, and one that that will determine the future of our country.
Commenting on the Queen's Speech, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron said:
"Only one year in and this Conservative majority is running out of steam.
"30 announcements, but 28 have been made before. Weekend prisoners, announced by a weakened Government.
"The Queen's Speech is a stop-gap to give the warring factions of the Tory party a couple of day's respite from the referendum. It does nothing to address the key issues at stake.
"This country's challenges on education, housing, investment, skills, and the environment are either ignored, or offered nothing more than empty rhetoric.
"The Conservatives are continuing their dogmatic assault on civil liberties with the ongoing threat of the snooper's charter and an obsession to tear up the human rights act. We will fight them every step of the way.
"There are enough re-runs on BBC without having to get the Queen to do her own."