Scott Morrison – Historical sexual assault allegation against Labor frontbencher referred to AFP
BREAKING: A referral to the Australian Federal Police has been made regarding an historical sexual assault allegation against a federal Labor frontbencher.
Liberal Senator Sarah Henderson has referred to the AFP a complaint she received today from a woman who alleges she was raped by a man who is now a federal Labor member of Parliament.
The alleged incident occurred in 1986.
Discussing the news, Sky News host Sharri Markson said a letter containing the allegations had been sent to Labor’s Tanya Plibersek on February 23.
The person who wrote the letter to Ms Plibersek alleges they had been “assaulted by a colleague of yours”.
“This incident has destroyed my life and had a profound impact on my health,” the letter continues.
“I can now reveal the woman sent a similar letter to Sarah Hanson-Young,” Ms Markson said.
“She also sent today a letter to Sarah Henderson”.
Ms Markson said Ms Henderson had confirmed that she had referred the allegations concerning the Labor frontbencher to the AFP.
Ms Markson also spoke of the fallout of the recent rape allegations made by Brittany Higgins.
The Sky News host also spoke of a separate recent anonymous letter sent to Prime Minister Scott Morrison about a woman who had alleged she was raped in 1988 by a current Cabinet minister.
Ms Markson spoke to Dhanya Mani, who launched a site called ‘Changing Our Headline’ in 2019 to provide a confidential place for victims of sexual harassment and assault to come forward.
Ms Mani, a former Liberal Advisor, had been close friends with the woman who had made the historical rape allegations against the current Cabinet Minister.