Peter Slipper is fighting for his political life as is Julia Gillard’s government as a sex scandal threatens to engulf the government:
The Australian Labor government of British-born Prime Minister Julia Gillard was facing its gravest crisis today amid claims of a gay sex scandal involving Parliamentary Speaker Peter Slipper.
Mr Slipper, 62, is said in court documents to have employed a younger male adviser purely to pursue sex – claims that have shocked the minority government of Miss Gillard.
In the legal documents, James Ashby claims Mr Slipper, who is married with adult children, only recruited him ‘for the purpose of pursuing a sexual relationship.’
He says that Mr Slipper would regularly send ‘bizarre’ kisses to him by ending text messages with an ‘X’ and he was also asked by the Speaker to shower with the bathroom door open at his Canberra home.
On one occasion, Mr Ashby claims, when Mr Slipper arranged for the adviser to give him a massage for a sore neck, the Speaker made moaning noises indicating ‘intense sexual pleasure’.
Mr Slipper is also said to have asked Mr Ashby whether the adviser preferred ‘twinks or bears’ – homosexual slang.
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