Australian Attorney General Denies 1988 Rape Allegation

Australia’s Attorney-General Christian Porter, the country’s chief law officer, strongly denies the alleged rape accusation.

Porter said he did not have a sexual relationship with the woman involved.

“I can only say to you that it didn’t happen,” Porter said in a media conference in Perth.

“Nothing in the allegations that have been printed ever happened,” he added.

The friends of the alleged victim of rape have sent a letter to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison last week raising the allegations that Porter raped a 16-year-old girl in 1988. 

According to the letter, he raped the girl at a high school debating tournament at Sydney University in 1988.

The alleged victim had reported to New South Wales Police in 2020 last year however she did not make a formal statement. The investigation was suspended after she died in June 2020 at the age of 49.

Despite the allegations, he said he would not step down from the ministerial position however, he would take a leave to “assess and improve” his mental health.


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