Berejeklian joins Barilaro in call for MP Michael Johnson to resign

Image credit: Sv1ambo via Shuttlestock, Parliament House - Sydney NSW.

NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro has asked Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnson to resign immediately after new allegations have surfaced that he sent lewd texts and obscene videos to a sex worker during NSW question time. Premier Gladys Berejeklian has backed calls for Mr Johnson to exit parliament saying she is “absolutely disgusted” by reports of his behaviour after it emerged he offered the sex worker $1,000 for sex in parliament house. Last week, Mr Johnson identified himself as the MP in question, by the NSW Police Sex Crimes squad, over the alleged rape of the sex worker. It came after Labor MP Trish Doyle used parliamentary privilege to accuse an unnamed Coalition government member of sexual assault. Mr. Johnson has strenuously denied these allegations.

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