Someone in the Labor Party leaked career ending sexual harassment allegations against Emma Husar this week but no one is saying anything regarding the leak. But all roads lead back to Bill Shorten as he and his supporters have a long history of publishing dirt sheets and leaking them to the media to destroy the careers of fellow Labor Party members when it has suited their agenda.
The allegations against Husar are dynamite and almost all the Australian media have reported them which includes the alleged replication by Emma Husar of the notorious Sharon Stone Basic Instinct scene where she crosses her legs with no underwear.
The latest allegations included:
In a letter dated May 16, seen by BuzzFeed News, lawyer John Joseph Whelan requests that Husar appear in person to be interviewed and respond to an attached list of allegations and alleged behaviours being reviewed by him on behalf of NSW Labor.
The allegations sent from Whelan to Husar include misuse of funds and entitlements, misuse of staff, workplace bullying, intimidation, verbal abuse, spreading false rumours, sexualised behaviour, and sexual harassment.
Staff told Whelan that Husar would often talk about sex and engage in inappropriate sexualised behaviour in the office.
“Several employees reported that you would discuss in the office who you found attractive and who you wanted to have sex with or who you have had sex with including references to Members of Parliament and Members of Staff,” Whelan wrote in his letter to Husar.
One staff member alleged that on June 19, 2017, at approximately 7:05pm, while in Labor frontbencher Jason Clare’s office, Husar performed the revealing leg-crossing move made famous by Sharon Stone in the film Basic Instinct.
“It is alleged that you and [redacted] attended Mr Jason Clare’s office at Parliament. Mr Clare was sitting on the floor playing with his son. [Redacted] alleged that he was sitting opposite you and that on three occasions you spread your legs, revealing that you were not wearing any underwear. [Redacted] felt that your conduct was deliberate, proactive and targeted towards Mr Clare.” (Click here to read more)
Emma Husar had become a big problem for Bill Shorten and was doing damage to his chances of becoming Prime Minister. Husar became an even bigger problem during the week when it was reported she used taxpayer funds to attend a concert in Brisbane in March for singer Bruno Mars. With a boost to his confidence by the Super-Saturday election results Bill Shorten and his righthand man Andrew Landeryou would have decided it was time to put the last nail into Emma Husar’s career to make sure she was gone sooner rather than later.
Even if you disagree that Shorten leaked the allegations what can’t be disputed is that someone in the Labor Party leaked the letter and Bill Shorten as leader has to take responsibility. At this point no one on the Labor Party is complaining about the leak or saying that the leak will be investigated which is what Shorten could have and should have done unless of course he was the one who green lighted the leak.
This is important because some people are trying to blame the journalist for doing nothing more than her job yet failing to acknowledge it was the Labor Party who leaked on one of their own to destroy her career and it points back to Shorten.
On Thursday (19-7-18) the story broke that “Federal Labor MP Emma Husar is being investigated over allegations of workplace bullying and misconduct within her Western Sydney electorate office after a number of former staff members came forward with complaints against her.” (Click here to read more) The basis of the first story does not seem to be a leak from the Labor Party but a number of complainants complaining to the journalist that nothing had been done by the Labor Party. But the latest allegation of sexual harassment definitely came from someone within the Labor Party who had access to the investigation file.
To some degree the story was starting to die down as Emma Husar took leave although some stories of further fraudulent use of taxpayer’s money were published. But then last Wednesday (1/8/18) it was reported that Emma Husar had misused taxpayer’s money to go to Brisbane to see the Bruno Mars concert. Although this allegation was on Twitter the night before.
From what I can tell by Wednesday afternoon at the latest a letter was leaked by someone in the Labor Party about the sexual harassment allegations to journalist Alice Workman who writes for the website Buzzfeed and who broke the original story on Emma Husar. The evidence that supports the conclusion of when the letter was leaked is that Alice Workman would not sit on a story like that for long otherwise she would be potentially scooped by another journalist on the story. She published the story the next day at 9.33am on Thursday the 2nd of August 2018.
Ms Workman also sent questions to Bill Shorten and Emma Husar. Emma Husar did not respond but did Tweet a response after the story was published and Bill Shorten only responded after the story was published. Alice Workman updated her latest article and said:
Emma Husar did not respond to BuzzFeed News’ request for comment, but instead tweeted.
“This smear is completely and utterly untrue, unfair and hurtful beyond belief. 100 per cent false.”
“I have done my best to cooperate with the investigation and clear my name, but it’s clear these people will stop at nothing to destroy me.”
Bill Shorten’s office told BuzzFeed News he had not seen the list of allegations sent from Whelan to Husar.
“Mr Shorten has not seen the letter referred to in today’s BuzzFeed article, nor was he aware of its existence before today,” a spokesperson said.
“NSW ALP informed the Opposition Leader of the independent investigation on 18 July, following a media enquiry.”
Jason Clare’s office told BuzzFeed News that the allegation about Husar’s conduct in his office is “categorically untrue”. The staff member in question stood by the allegation. (Click here to read more)
What it points to is that journalist Alice Workman only sent the questions to Bill Shorten and Emma Husar the afternoon/night before on Wednesday the 1st of August 2018 before she published on Thursday. So the Emma Husar / Bruno Mars story was one negative story too many for someone in the Labor Party (Bill Shorten) and they decided to leak the letter with the sexual harassment allegations against Emma Husar knowing it would end her career.
Senator Kimberley Kitching and her husband Andrew Landeryou
Bill Shorten has a number of people who do his dirty work and one of them is well-known branch stacker and fraudster Andrew Landeryou who I understand is on the government payroll working for his wife Senator Kimberley Kitching. Landeryou is the go to man for Shorten for any dirty work such as destroying people’s reputations.
Bill Shorten and his righthand man Landeryou have published many dirt sheets when Landeryou’s wife Senator Kimberley Kitching ran at least three unsuccessful pre-selection campaigns for the Labor Party. The ABC reported on it in 2013 when Kitching was trying to be pre-selected in Julia’s Gillard’s old seat of Gellibrand in Melbourne. Kitching says she was accused of distributing a dirt sheet by former Attorney-General Nicola Roxon and threatened to sue Nicola Roxon for defamation and Kitching said she would swear on oath it wasn’t true. (Click here) In 2014/2015 Kimberley Kitching was caught perjuring herself at the Trade Union Royal Commission while she gave evidence in the witness stand under oath and was referred to the CDPP from criminal charges.
Andrew Landeryou is an internet troll, who had a court order taken out against him in April this year for trolling, who specialises in fraud and theft and would have been waiting to destroy someone to flex his factional muscle at parliament house. If Bill Shorten is elected Prime Minister, which looks likely, then Andrew Landeryou’s name will become well-known and for all the wrong reasons.
I Tweeted the below message on Wednesday and it was also sent to Bill Shorten’s Twitter account. It obviously upset the right people as they sent me a nasty message in reply which had all the hallmarks of Andrew Landeryou and one of his troll accounts which tells me I am on the right track.
The hypocrisy of the Labor Party. Happy to leak on their own when they are seen as dead wood
Emma Husar’s career was basically all over last week when bullying and fraud allegations surfaced after numerous complaints from former staff but by staying around she has obviously become a problem that Bill Shorten does not want anymore. The point of this article is not to defend Emma Husar as I believe she should go but to put some reality into the situation. Some people are defending Emma Husar saying it is disgusting that the media have reported the sexual harassment allegations when it is in fact the Labor Party and Bill Shorten who should take responsibility for the leaking of the allegations.
The problem for the Labor Party is because Emma Husar is in a marginal seat she was already pre-selected to represent the Labor Party at the next election to give her plenty of time to campaign and unless Husar resigns it makes it hard for the Labor Party to get rid of her. That is why the sexual harassment allegations were leaked to try to make her resign. People should stop blaming the journalists for reporting what Bill Shorten and the Labor Party wanted reported so much so they leaked the letter with the sexual harassment allegations. If anyone wants to blame anyone they should blame Bill Shorten and the Labor Party.
Emma Husar is now trying to claim the allegations are a factional vendetta against her but that is wrong as there are too many complainants and some have gone to work in other political offices. And then there are the issues of making staff walk her dog, look after her children, the paid live in nanny on the governments payroll and misuse of expenses which are real corruption issues if proven and can’t be blamed on some factional war whether the factional war is true or not. It must be remembered that the allegations against Emma Husar have been investigated and initially leaked by the NSW Labor Party head office and not one person in the Labor party, including Bill Shorten, is criticising the leaking.
Emma Husar’s main enemy now is not the people who made the complaints but Bill Shorten and the Labor Party who want her gone immediately.
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