/ 02 March 2021

Morrison addresses ministerial rape allegation

It was no surprise that PM Morrison was also asked yesterday to address claims made against an unnamed Cabinet minister. His answer: his colleague “vigorously and completely denied” the allegation that he raped a 16yo in 1988. The matter is a matter for authorities, Morrison said. With several of the unnamed woman’s friends (but not all of them…) and her lawyer calling on PM Morrison to hold an inquiry into the allegations, he said that wasn’t possible. “It is the police, in a country where you’re governed by the rule of law, that determine the veracity of any allegations of this nature,” he said. As for what he knew and when, Morrison said he became aware of the claims on Wednesday last week and spoke to his accused colleague and the Federal Police that evening. Reports say NSW Police can’t undertake an investigation without the complainant, who died last year.

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