New Delhi: In an surprising flip of occasions, an Australian girls has accused of being raped in nation’s Parliament two years in the past by an unnamed man. As per the allegations, the sufferer was raped within the workplace of Defence Minister Linda Reynolds in March 2019 by somebody who additionally labored for the ruling Liberal social gathering. ALSO READ | Kiran Bedi Removed As Puducherry LG; Telangana Governor Given Additional Charge
The 25-year-old made the sensational revelation whereas talking to on-line information publication the place she stated that she had feared dropping her job after the 2019 incident and had little or no assist from her bosses.
Soon after the interview, shock and an enormous outrage was witnessed on social media forcing the Australian Prime Minister to challenge an apology. PM Scott Morrison apologised to the previous political advisor who alleged that she was rape by her senior colleague in Parliament.
Morrison stated he was “shattered” by her claims, and had referred to as for a overview into parliament’s atmosphere and tradition. “I hope her call is a wake-up call for all of us,” he informed reporters in Canberra on Tuesday.
As per the claims, the sufferer was 24 when she joined the brand new job in Defence Industry Minister workplace and all of it occurred when as soon as she went out for drinks with a bunch together with her and the accused. She stated she was provided her a raise house by the person on the finish of the evening, however as an alternative he took her to Parliament House.
While additional narrating the incident, sufferer claimed was drunk and fell asleep within the minister’s workplace, earlier than waking to search out the person sexually assaulting her. “I woke up mid-rape essentially,” she informed Network Ten. “I started crying… I told him to stop.”
She additionally claimed that after informing her employer, she felt Reynolds’ workplace tried to ‘handle’ the state of affairs, downplaying all the incident.
Meanwhile, Australian PM stated such an occasion “should not have happened”, saying it will spark a overview of the complaints process in parliament. He additionally introduced a overview into the skilled tradition of parliament, saying issues crossed over social gathering traces.