BUSINESSMAN Stefan King's leisure empire is at the centre of a new row after a pub quiz included jokes about rape and homosexuality.

Complaints about the weekly event at Radio, a Glasgow bar owned by King's G1 Group, forced it to sever its ties with the hosts, the Big Fact Hunt, and ­apologise for any offence caused.

Political blogger Matthew Vickery said he and four friends were told they were no longer welcome at the venue in Ashton Lane after complaining about the quiz content.

Mr Vickery said that ­questions had included: "Is it still rape if you kill her first?"

He added: "The quiz comprised of sexist, ­misogynistic and ­homophobic comments and questions and, most frightening of all, encouragement of rape and violence against women."

Rhona Fyfe, PR manager for G1 Group, said the quiz content had been unacceptable and would not be tolerated.

She added: "Across a number of our venues we hold quiz nights.

"On each occasion, we tender the business to local independent quiz masters who are given a brief on the target market and the type of quiz we are looking for, as well as the type of environment we are trying to create.

"On this occasion the brief was ignored.

"Due to the seriousness of the deviation from the original brief and offensive content of this quiz, with immediate effect, we are no longer working with the quizmaster/masters involved."

In June, G1's Shimmy Club was closed down by Glasgow's licensing board for a week after it emerged it had fitted a two-way mirror which allowed male revellers to peer at women in the female toilets.