The prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan on Monday rejected allegations of sexual misconduct with minors while he was teaching in Geneva decades ago, which have been published in Swiss media.

Ramadan, a Swiss national who is now a leading Oxford professor, vowed legal action over claims reported by the Tribune de Geneve newspaper on Saturday.

"Anonymous allegations have been made against me in Geneva accusing me of the abuse of students who were minors nearly 25 years ago," Ramadan said on Twitter.

"I categorically deny these allegations," he said, adding that he was filing a libel suit.

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