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LONDON — Things are beginning to look up for Topshop owner Sir Philip Green.

Less than a year after his retail group Arcadia hammered out a corporate restructuring strategy, Green has had yet another set of troubles wiped off his plate.

A Pima County, Ariz., judge has dismissed the state’s case against Green, who had been charged with four counts of misdemeanor assault.

As reported, Green was alleged to have “knowingly touched another person with the intent to injure, insult or provoke.” The charges stem from accusations made by a female pilates instructor at Canyon Ranch in January 2016 and January 2018.

Green had robustly denied the charges.

The case was due to be heard before the Consolidated Court of Arizona in and for the County of Pima on Feb. 20. The Hon. Justice Vince Roberts dismissed it on Jan. 17, according to court documents.

Separately, a court spokesperson said a misdemeanor compromise had been reached.

Green declined to comment.

In May, after the charges were brought, the court had described the misdemeanors as class three, with each count carrying a potential sentence of up to 30 days in the Pima County jail, a fine of not more than $500, and up to one year of probation.

A spokesman later said: “Sir Philip strenuously denies these allegations. Contrary to previous suggestions in the media, there is no allegation of any sexual assault or misconduct made by the prosecution.”

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