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 after new allegations surfaced that he sent lewd texts and obscene videos during NSW question time to a sex worker. Premier Gladys Berejeklian has backed calls for Mr. Johnson to exit parliament and said she is ‘absolutely disgusted’ by his behaviour. Last week, Mr. Johnson identified himself as the MP in question, by the NSW Police Sex Crimes squad, over the alleged sexual assault 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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