Tania Billingsley demanded an apology from John Key in her political hit job against the government, apparently he looked bored and that outraged her.
She won’t be getting an apology from John Key though, and why should he?
Prime Minister John Key says he will not personally apologise to the victim of an alleged sexual attack involving a Malaysian diplomat, after she accused him of appearing bored and unconcerned with her case.
It was the first time Mr Key has responded to criticism by Wellington woman Tania Billingsley, who waived name suppression earlier this month in order to speak out on her case.
In a television interview, Ms Billingsley panned the Government for allowing Muhammed Rizalman bin Ismail to leave New Zealand claiming diplomatic immunity, after he allegedly attacked her in her Brooklyn home in May.
She also said Mr Key had appeared unconcerned with her case.
“I just remember the first, the very first thing I watched on it, and just seeing him looking bored and annoyed at having to be talking about it and just saying there’s nothing that we can do pretty much; ‘Oh it sucks but it is what it is’,” she told TV3’s3rd Degree.
Asked today whether he would personally apologise to Ms Billingsley, Mr Key said: “I think that’s been made clear by the various different authorities.
“What’s far more important now is that the independent inquiry that’s been established and will be run by John Whitehead actually gets to the bottom of all of the unanswered questions.”