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Nov 8th, 2018 at 12:19pm
 
Cya, Luke, ya pervy kook.


In a statement, reporter Ashleigh Raper said Mr Foley placed his hand down the back of her dress and inside her underpants.


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-08/luke-foley-nsw-labor-leader-abc-harassmen...
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Reply #1 - Nov 8th, 2018 at 12:20pm
 
Luke should swap last names with Ashleigh.

I always suspected he was a wrong'un.
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Reply #2 - Nov 8th, 2018 at 12:21pm
 
Yep, thats not good.
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Reply #3 - Nov 8th, 2018 at 12:22pm
 
I'm curious to know why she didn't immediately report the incident?
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Reply #4 - Nov 8th, 2018 at 12:25pm
 
Gordon wrote on Nov 8th, 2018 at 12:22pm:
I'm curious to know why she didn't immediately report the incident?



There are many reasons, but thats not a reason to disbelieve her story.
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Reply #5 - Nov 8th, 2018 at 12:28pm
 
Bojack Horseman wrote on Nov 8th, 2018 at 12:25pm:
Gordon wrote on Nov 8th, 2018 at 12:22pm:
I'm curious to know why she didn't immediately report the incident?



There are many reasons, but thats not a reason to disbelieve her story.


I believe her, but I'm wondering if she failed to report it for political reasons?

Should Foley be charged with sexual assault?
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Reply #6 - Nov 8th, 2018 at 12:30pm
 
Gordon wrote on Nov 8th, 2018 at 12:28pm:
Bojack Horseman wrote on Nov 8th, 2018 at 12:25pm:
Gordon wrote on Nov 8th, 2018 at 12:22pm:
I'm curious to know why she didn't immediately report the incident?



There are many reasons, but thats not a reason to disbelieve her story.


I believe her, but I'm wondering if she failed to report it for political reasons?

Should Foley be charged with sexual assault?



Minimum should be investigation.
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Reply #7 - Nov 8th, 2018 at 12:47pm
 
STATEMENT BY ASHLEIGH RAPER

This is a position I never wanted to be in and a statement I never intended to make.

But I think the time has come for my voice to be heard, for the following reasons:

The escalation of the public debate, including in state and federal parliament, despite my expressed wish to neither comment nor complain, and the likelihood of ongoing media and political interest.

Two recent phone conversations with the Leader of the New South Wales Opposition Luke Foley.

To set the record straight.

In November 2016 I attended an official Christmas function at New South Wales Parliament House for state political reporters, politicians and their staff.

This is what happened on that night.

The party moved from Parliament House to Martin Place Bar after a number of hours.

Later in the evening, Luke Foley approached a group of people, including me, to say goodnight.

He stood next to me.

He put his hand through a gap in the back of my dress and inside my underpants.

He rested his hand on my buttocks.

I completely froze.

This was witnessed by Sean Nicholls, who was then the state political editor at the Sydney Morning Herald and is now an ABC journalist.

Mr Foley then left the bar.

Sean and I discussed what happened.

As shaken as I was, I decided not to take any action and asked Sean to keep the events in the strictest confidence.

He has honoured that.

I chose not to make a complaint for a number of reasons.

It is clear to me that a woman who is the subject of such behaviour is often the person who suffers once a complaint is made.

I cherished my position as a state political reporter and feared that would be lost.

I also feared the negative impact the publicity could have on me personally and on my young family.

This impact is now being felt profoundly.

When a reporter contacted me earlier this year after hearing about the incident, I informed ABC news management about Mr Foley’s actions.

I told them I didn’t wish to make a complaint or for any further action to be taken.

They respected my request for privacy and have offered me nothing but their absolute care and support.

David Elliot raised the matter in the New South Wales Parliament last month, putting the incident in the public domain.

The matter then became a state and federal political issue and resulted in intense media attention.

This occurred without my involvement or consent.

Last Sunday (4 November) Luke Foley called me on my mobile phone and we had a conversation that lasted 19 minutes.

He said he was sorry and that he was full of remorse for his behaviour towards me at the Press Gallery Christmas function in November 2016.

He told me that he had wanted to talk to me about that night on many occasions over the past two years because, while he was drunk and couldn’t remember all the details of the night, he knew he did something to offend me.

He apologised again and told me, “I’m not a philanderer, I’m not a groper, I’m just a drunk idiot”.

He said he would be resigning as the leader of the New South Wales Labor Party on either the next day (Monday, 5 November) or Wednesday (7 November).

He said he couldn’t resign on the Tuesday because it was Melbourne Cup Day and he didn’t want to be accused of burying the story.

On Tuesday (6 November) Mr Foley called me again.

He repeated his apology and told me he owed me “a lot of contrition”.

He informed me he’d received legal advice not to resign as Opposition Leader.

He indicated he intended to follow that advice.

There are three things I want to come from my decision to make this statement.

First, women should be able to go about their professional lives and socialise without being subject to this sort of behaviour.

And I want it to stop.

Second, situations like mine should not be discussed in parliament for the sake of political point scoring.

And I want it to stop.

Third, I want to get on with my life.

I do not wish to make any further comment.

https://about.abc.net.au/statements/statement-8-november-2018/
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Reply #8 - Nov 8th, 2018 at 12:54pm
 
As shaken as I was, I decided not to take any action and asked Sean to keep the events in the strictest confidence.

He has honoured that.

I chose not to make a complaint for a number of reasons.

It is clear to me that a woman who is the subject of such behaviour is often the person who suffers once a complaint is made.




Look at what happened with the Kavanaugh hearings to see shes pretty much on the money.
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Reply #9 - Nov 8th, 2018 at 1:00pm
 
Bojack Horseman wrote on Nov 8th, 2018 at 12:54pm:
As shaken as I was, I decided not to take any action and asked Sean to keep the events in the strictest confidence.

He has honoured that.

I chose not to make a complaint for a number of reasons.

It is clear to me that a woman who is the subject of such behaviour is often the person who suffers once a complaint is made.




Look at what happened with the Kavanaugh hearings to see shes pretty much on the money.


Luke Foley is an utter piece of schhit.

He told the reported he was sorry for what he did, said he'd resign then reneged on legal advice, all the while calling the allegations lies and
daring the Liberal MP to repeat them without parliamentary privilege.
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Reply #10 - Nov 8th, 2018 at 1:01pm
 
Foley is toast......whether he knows it now or not.  He is the frog in the water being brought slowly to the boil.

I guess there is a State election coming in NSW and someone has been sitting on this story to release it at the right political moment, despite the fact that Raper was happy to see it buried two years ago.

Dumb conduct.  But.....out ya go Luke.  Onya bike, dick head.
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Reply #11 - Nov 8th, 2018 at 1:02pm
 
Gordon wrote on Nov 8th, 2018 at 1:00pm:
Bojack Horseman wrote on Nov 8th, 2018 at 12:54pm:
As shaken as I was, I decided not to take any action and asked Sean to keep the events in the strictest confidence.

He has honoured that.

I chose not to make a complaint for a number of reasons.

It is clear to me that a woman who is the subject of such behaviour is often the person who suffers once a complaint is made.




Look at what happened with the Kavanaugh hearings to see shes pretty much on the money.


Luke Foley is an utter piece of schhit.

He told the reported he was sorry for what he did, said he'd resign then reneged on legal advice, all the while calling the allegations lies and
daring the Liberal MP to repeat them without parliamentary privilege.




Dont get me wrong,  I agree I'm just pointing out that her explanation of why she chose not to complain is proven by recent events
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Bojack Horseman wrote on Nov 8th, 2018 at 12:54pm:
As shaken as I was, I decided not to take any action and asked Sean to keep the events in the strictest confidence.

He has honoured that.

I chose not to make a complaint for a number of reasons.

It is clear to me that a woman who is the subject of such behaviour is often the person who suffers once a complaint is made.




Look at what happened with the Kavanaugh hearings to see shes pretty much on the money.




one I am pretty sure was politically motivated   ..

this one hardly !

  she would have been in an awful position  he is leader of the NSW Labor party  it would and should cause a lot of headaches for a lot of people...

he had his hand inside her  underclothing....who does that???... dirty old men who think they have the right..

there could of course be more in this....

Elliot was on the money after all.
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Reply #13 - Nov 8th, 2018 at 1:06pm
 
cods wrote on Nov 8th, 2018 at 1:03pm:
Bojack Horseman wrote on Nov 8th, 2018 at 12:54pm:
As shaken as I was, I decided not to take any action and asked Sean to keep the events in the strictest confidence.

He has honoured that.

I chose not to make a complaint for a number of reasons.

It is clear to me that a woman who is the subject of such behaviour is often the person who suffers once a complaint is made.




Look at what happened with the Kavanaugh hearings to see shes pretty much on the money.




one I am pretty sure was politically motivated   ..




Given your intelligence throughout every section of this page, pretty sure is unconvincing.
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Reply #14 - Nov 8th, 2018 at 1:09pm
 
cods wrote on Nov 8th, 2018 at 1:03pm:
Bojack Horseman wrote on Nov 8th, 2018 at 12:54pm:
As shaken as I was, I decided not to take any action and asked Sean to keep the events in the strictest confidence.

He has honoured that.

I chose not to make a complaint for a number of reasons.

It is clear to me that a woman who is the subject of such behaviour is often the person who suffers once a complaint is made.




Look at what happened with the Kavanaugh hearings to see shes pretty much on the money.




one I am pretty sure was politically motivated   ..

this one hardly !

  she would have been in an awful position  he is leader of the NSW Labor party  it would and should cause a lot of headaches for a lot of people...

he had his hand inside her  underclothing....who does that???... dirty old men who think they have the right..

there could of course be more in this....

Elliot was on the money after all.


To be honest I'm a bit conflicted here.

I don't agree with the Liberal politician raising it in parliament and using it as political ammunition because he probably doesn't give a stuff about the reporter, but then again, he probably also sees it as his duty to ensure a man like Foley is never premier.

Raper should be allowed to deal with it how she likes, but I kind of also think it's her duty as a human being to have immediately reported the matter.

And why didn't the ABC reporter standing next to her knock his block off when it was happening?

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