Brown desperate as he drags daughters into spotlight to fight battles for him

This  outrageous…Len Brown went on TV, demanded privacy and respect for his family….and now he has thrust them into the game by issuing a press release that could only have been crafted by his council paid spin weasels.

What a shameless disgusting man….he has thrust them very much into the game of politics and his dreadful House of Cards.

The press release is all about his work and the mayoralty.  Nothing about being a shit husband and absent father, not to mention being a lying, cheating ratbag to his family.

He demands respect for his family then disrespects them by allowing this.  

We stand by our father today more than ever before. We have given our father to the community for a 24 hour, 7 day a week job. At times this has been really hard and we have missed the things that normal families do and time spent together.

Dad has given, and will continue to give, his all to this job and serve the people and community with a passion of 100 per cent.

We are proud of the job he has done and continue to support him. Let his last three years of performance and accomplishments be his measure.

Let the issue of fidelity be a personal one. He was not elected as a husband or father but as a man who could serve the people of Auckland.

That is what he has done over the last term and will continue to do if given the chance. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

For us, we are going through a challenging time, but we continue to see the great work he has done and are so proud to call him our dad.

I can’t believe a parent involved in politics would thrust his children in the game. It sickens me.



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  • Brendon Taylor

    Also that he would use scripture to justify sin.

    • OhopeBeachBugger

      Nobody cares about scripture, read it carefully and it is shot through with ‘sin’ and can be used to justify anything from rape, to incest, to infanticide. And ‘sin’ is a religious concept.

      • Euan Ross-Taylor

        You forget that Lens’ support base are mostly South Aucklanders who are very church based. This use of scripture is very deliberate.

        • OhopeBeachBugger

          Good point.

        • Magor

          If you can get a copy of TV 3’s morning news program from today – interviewing mayoral candidate pastor from South Auckland – then I believe you will have to change your comment – in essence supporting Brown and saying that he will have to repair relations because he has promised the Pasifika community so many things – in essence they will forgive him if he delivers – lost my breakfast after this little interview…

      • geofrey rainey

        “Nobody cares about scripture” – evidently a very large portion of the world does, if you had not noticed. Furthermore, anything can be used to justify anything, it’s about interpretation, as always, as it is with anything else ever published under the sun.

      • Bryan

        God does “thou shall not commit adultery” and nothing has changed in Fact Jesus said about this commandment that’s what the Law says but

        “I say to you If you look upon her to lust after her you have already committed adultery in your heart ” he hit right into our attitudes and actions which is very searching and because others have done it ? that’s just situation ethics and you can use that to excuse anything

        • Bunswalla

          That’s just a load of made-up fairy stories, fables and morality tales.

          • Bryan

            the only fairy stories are the ones coming out of the mayors office as to what when and where he was up to what with his lady

    • Phar Lap

      He also forgot the 11TH commandment.You shall not be found out.

  • Gaynor

    Oooh it is sort of creepy having your daughters’ comment on your sex life.

    • Kendall

      It wasn’t them commenting. The byline reads “Written on behalf of Sam, Olivia and Victoria”. Dodgy as saying things for others that are Personel.

      • Timboh

        it was one of them. Check the byline at the top of the article. “By Sam Brown, daughter of Auckland mayor Len Brown”.

        • Bunswalla

          If you buy that, I have a painting signed by Helen Clark you might also like to buy.

          • And a hardly used bridge!

          • Timboh

            Already got one. Is there another?

      • And whether they were involved in its drawing up!

    • Mr_Blobby

      Concur with Kendall. It was written by a spin doctor/professional lier.

  • Muffin

    It’s pretty low, thought the cartoon of you today was a little unflattering also

    • OhopeBeachBugger

      I’d say it’s another keeper for the Whale; Emmerson’s gonna make money off Cam.

      • Muffin

        Oh yeah I mean subject two days in a row is pretty cool but it wasn’t very nice. I mean, Len as a worm sliding through a pile of shit would have been more appropriate

        • OhopeBeachBugger

          True that.

        • Mr_Blobby

          Its about limiting the damage to Brown Stain, by distracting the people.

    • Loved the cartoon

      • Muffin

        Well that’s good then. Two in a row must be setting some sort of record

      • OhopeBeachBugger

        After all, as Oscar Wilde observed, “There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.”

        EDIT: Don’t think this applies to Len, Bevan and Luigi right now.

    • parorchestia

      It was despicable, but The Press had an excellent one of a naked Len Brown sitting behind a desk with his torso draped in bras, panties etc….
      At least this was accurate whereas the cartoon about Cam was not.

      • Mr_Blobby

        Damage control from the PR team, calling in favors and making promises.

    • Bunswalla

      Predictable move from the play-book – make it all about the messenger. They’ve done their best to discredit and warn off the mistress, next step is to try and shoot the messenger.

      Good luck with that, MSM – let me know how it works out for you.

  • OhopeBeachBugger

    Definitely done by himself or his spinners; immediately apparent. ‘Written on behalf of’ the daughters. By whom, one is compelled to ask…

  • Muffin

    I’m not sure how their family works but if my dad did this to our mum he wouldn’t find us on the front page supporting him…….. Quite possible it would be the opposite way around.

  • Brian of Mt Wellington

    No mention that the daughters are backing their mother. His wife is the worst affected one in his infidelity and all that is said is they are standing by their father and are still proud of him. Man those spin Drs are working overtime. He has no intention in thinking about his daughters like he said. Just looking for all the naive to forgive him. Shameful dragging your hurt family into it even deeper.

  • Alloytoo

    Should have left the daughters out altogether.

    The spin’s a little nauseating.

  • Planesailor

    Very sad… How could you honestly do this to your family. Who’s paying for this PR joke?

    • Muffin


    • Muffin

      Somewhere in Auckland a road isn’t getting fixed due to the cost of these losers

      • 4077th

        Someone has said before that the only berms getting mowed are those in the Ngati Whatua room. Come 2015 User pays rubbish and recycling..I say bury the spin weasels and use the money to mow some berms and take out the trash!

      • Patrick

        I can direct you to that very road, gravel, vehicles rattled to bits in the summer & sinking axle deep in the winter, council truck rolled into the paddock two weeks ago when the road gave way. Council had come to sprinkle a few shovels of tar about, instead they rolled a truck & spent days fixing their mess. Lecherous Lenny can some of the rates the residents pay you every year be used on the road they live on please. Instead of council money being used to pay spin meisters, jack up hotel rooms for bonkfests & any other extracurricular we will no doubt come to hear about. Challenging concept I admit, but it would be nice Len.

    • The ratepayers are

      • Euan Ross-Taylor

        Are you in a position to follow the money, Whale? Just how much are we/have we supported this mans philandering?

        • James M

          That would be a hard feat following the cash flow. But you can be assured this is on the rate payers. David Lewis’ involvement confirms this.
          Others will be too, no doubt about it. that may be out there but I’ve missed it.

  • disqus_Aa7kWsb7Fp

    What? A god botherer gets caught having it away with some bird ?
    Going to be a lot of praying over the preying

  • Gabrielle B

    love how the daughter says he ‘serves’ the people of Auckland. He sure did serve Chuang anyway! Whats Monica up to these days?

  • Col

    Bloody hell, he is sick, poor girls, I would never have may kids do that for me or in this case be forced to do it, yep Len is a control Freak.

  • Brian of Mt Wellington

    So it now looks like Brown will stoop to anything just to try and keep his job. It goes to show that his job is far more important than his family like he said in the weak kneed Campbell interview. Hypocrite also.

    • Bunswalla

      Yeah, kind of gives the lie to the whole “Leave my family out of it” plea, doesn’t it?

      I guess he means “except when the PR weasels tell me it might help my increasingly tenuous grasp on the baubles of office”.

  • conwaycaptain

    Didn’t realise until today he was a God Botherer.
    Bloody hypocritical socialist SCUM.
    Feel sorry for his wife and girls. Best thing they can do is tell him to “sling ‘is ‘ook”

    He will now be grovelling at confession and say 4 Hail Mary’s and something and all will be forgiven.

    • Cadwallader

      Having your grown daughters commenting on his sex-life is weird…almost a metaphorical form of incest perhaps? He truly is a creep.

  • patrickstarr

    Oh, so more of the same!!!!

  • GregM

    While I have the utmost respect for Pantsdown Browns wife and daughters, the best thing they could do is keep quiet. Supporting him could be seen by some as condoning his behavior. The spin weasels are making things worse.

    • Patrick

      Doubt they even consulted the wife & kids.

  • Sponge

    Absolutely sickening – is there nothing this areshole will not do to keep himself in power?

  • James Growley

    The mongrel dragging the children into his mess would be par for the course, but I am surprised that the wife agreed……

    • andrew carrot

      She agreed to utter all those pious platitudes on election night, and by doing so she assisted him to set the scene for his defence of the indefensible. After all, she has little to gain from Len resigning. And I have no doubt that she was involved in the daughters decision to comment: what good mum wouldn’t wish to be?

  • Karen Houston

    Gobsmacked! Who would do that?! What happened to his need for privacy for his family..? Spin doctors epic fail

  • paddles83

    What a low life piece of shit he is, never worried about his wife or daughters while he was getting his rocks off. Also very interesting that they never penned the letter
    ” Written on behalf of Sam, Olivia and Victoria” says it all.

  • JC

    “Let the issue of fidelity be a personal one. He was not elected as a
    husband or father but as a man who could serve the people of Auckland.”

    If she believes this she has the same sick hypocrisy as her father. He very much ran as a religious man and as a husband and father.. ask those PI in Sth Auckland.

    Look.. the man has form.. it was in the credit card fiasco and the grandiose gesture of cutting it up, it was in the occasional bizarre behavior in the run up to mayor, did he tell voters he was going to double the debt in three years? and bizarrely claim to hold rates at around 2% when some rate payers were hit with 10% rises?

    And now this.. the man has serious form in most aspects of his job.


    • andrew carrot

      And despite all of those facts, he still got re elected! What do aucklanders actually want from their mayor? Are they happy for the city to head down the Chicago path? Ignorance is bliss…

      • Euan Ross-Taylor

        unfortunately, we the rate payers are in the voting minority.

        • andrew carrot

          Surely of the 64% of those who didn’t vote, some were ratepayers?!

          • 4077th

            Correct! Having spoken to a wide range of them from all ethnicities the thing that stands out the most was the complete lack of choice. Palino was nowhere to be seen. People knew of him but knew nothing about him or his policies. His hoardings were systematically outgunned by ever increasing numbers of Red full size hoardings and those of a similar ilk. I voted for Palino because there was no one else not because he inspired me one little bit. No wonder voter apathy is at an all time high.

    • SJ00

      Doesn’t one of his daughters work for the council?

  • parorchestia

    It seems as though Brown will do anything to stay in job. He uses religion, family and hypocritical politicians to bolster his case for staying. But if he lies and cheats he lies and cheats, whether it be credit cards, misuse of Council property, or unsavoury sexual relations. Auckland is our major city and needs an outstanding mayor. It doesn’t have one, so Len must go for the sake of the city and the country.
    And the portrayal of Cam as a maggot may be fair enough considering that the job of a maggot is to clear up festering, stinking messes.

    • Agent BallSack

      Yep if it wasn’t for maggots we would all die of black plague or be neck deep in shit.

    • kehua

      Yes, planner or something similar.

  • Paul

    I just checked out Bevan Chuang’s youtube site and some guy named “Warren from Invercargill” has asked her if she is interested in mating with his black cockaspaniel hehe! I don’t know if that’s how things really are down there in the deep South but I certainly hope not. lol Poor Bevan

    • James M

      She had sex with an animal in the Ngati Whatua room, so she’d be no stranger to that

    • Monito

      Well it sure seems that she puts it around…

  • Jaffa

    If he cheats, lies, and deceives his own family, how can ratepayers expect any better treatment?

  • Monito

    Not fair to expect his daughters to help him crawl out from under this! in fact its appalling he should be ashamed..

  • Bub

    He has plenty of them doesn’t he? Spin doctors I mean.

  • Kendall

    Good to see Wikipedia has been updated on Lying Len’s bio.

  • Len Brown has chosen to bring his family into this argument. I hope he thought long and hard about the consequences of that decision.

    I genuinely feel sorry for the families of politicians of all hues and avoid blogging that includes them. Brown has IMHO left the door open for his daughters’ “statement” (quite possibly penned by David Lewis or some other minion) to be debated, and he alone is responsible for what happens next.

  • Phar Lap

    Oh! Dear! Could it be the sins of the parent has been completely sanctioned by his daughters.Wonder who they will sanction when their imagined long suffering mother decides to cut and run.Of course it is a smart child who really knows who their father is.

  • Hone Horo

    oh geez….give it up. You’re sounding like some bible bashing frustrated spinster!

  • Lesley Young

    That’s interesting, that statement from the daughter, what I’d like to know really though is what his wife thinks. The poor daughter is wrong if she thinks that everyone voted for her father for his work skills only, unfortunately it’s more than that when you are going for the mayoral position. Like Obama and a lot of other politicians Len sold himself on the ‘family man’ image (= by definition, ‘has integrity’). In our circle of friends we certainly don’t encourage anyone who is philandering around behind their wife’s back. Not a good example for our kids.

  • drummerboy

    “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” What kind of asshole quotes scripture to defend his own sins. And I say ‘his own sins’ because there is no way his daughters wrote that. Seriously, what a piece of work!… Still can’t believe they actually published this shit. Also I would like to point out from what I have seen and heard, he hasn’t actually apologised yet, he’s just said he made a mistake.

    • Euan Ross-Taylor

      Campbell asked him at the end of the interview if he had anything to say to the people of Auckland and he replied with a very disingenuous “I’m sorry, but I ask you to stick by me”. So I agree, no real apology.

      • James Howlett

        Agree – if you follow up any apology with ‘but’ it pretty much negates the apology as far as I’m concerned.

  • FredFrog

    “Let his last three years of performance and accomplishments be his measure.”

    In that case, he should have been out of office a year and a half ago. Apart from running up a $7b debt, overseeing rates increases of up to 43%, inflating bureaucracy and cutting services, he’s achieved sweet fuck-all

  • 4077th

    What will Len Brown get for Christmas? :- Rolf Harris!

  • Raine

    well, well, well … seems you’re all getting a bit desperate to me. brown uses his own kids, dragging em further into this mess. chuang used brown, and YOU, puppet-master, have played no small roll in getting this story out to advance your own interests either.

    you know brown could probably be forgiven anything other than being a hypocrite. same goes for you cobber.

  • Euan Ross-Taylor

    I am interested in Mrs Browns’ work profile:

    “Shirley-Anne has considerable experience in property transactions, Trusts, Wills and Estates, Family and Relationship Property Agreements.”

    I’m sure some of those skills will be put to good use.

  • Martin White

    If I ran into this mare, this nightmare of a man in the street I would probably heckle him. Never heckled anyone before but LBIAFC deserves all the fall out that is coming his way.

    • Steve (North Shore)

      He usualy has goons with him, I tried to corner the prick at Pasifika. He changed direction and I was moved away

  • Rusty B

    Len Brown you are a fucking disgrace. Have you not put your family through enough without shamelessly wheeling out your innocent children to read a dissertation no doubt written by you or one of your seriously overpaid speech writers, I actually doubt you could write something like that.
    Len Brown, you are a contemptuous prick, you should resign immediately and fuck off somewhere well clear of here and never come back, you oxygen thief!!

  • Peter Nichols

    I would like to propose that Len Brown henceforth be referred to by the sobriquet of Gland Brown, since it appears to epitomize his previously concealed tendencies.

  • 4077th

    I knew it wouldn’t be long..

  • Gaz

    shame that you cheated yourself you overweight slug

  • Gaz

    up all you up river cabbage boat trolls keep paying your national party bribes the horse you back has 3 legs.

    • preslandfelatesducks

      The horse you back has its schlong up your shitter, back to the standard now with you.

  • Huia

    Very sleazy situation. The man has proved himself to be a liar, he has misused the council offices therefore misusing peoples trust in him. He has misused councils money re dinners etc with the girlfriend therefore misusing ratepayers money and not telling them. This isn’t a one off thing, its a 2 year sleazy affair which has entailed lying to his wife and family, his staff and the ratepayers, he has let nothing stand in the way of his own personal gratification which indicates that his nature is basically sly, dishonest and self serving. An affair is private but this is now in the public arena so becomes open to speculation and the right to comment on the behavior of the man. This is the man representing us? this man of no integrity, a liar and a cheating rorter? Make no mistake the “poor girl” was intimidated into this, she is a grown woman of 30 something and certainly not above using whatever she can to further herself and her career, I bet she was getting off (and not just on the Ngati Whatua conference table either) on the fact that little old her could control the power man. She knew this man was married and was a father, this was of no consequence to her (or him) she wanted something and was going to get it even if it was a VD. What a sleazy pair, the mud will stick to them. Horrible letter from the daughter if indeed she wrote it, how low can you go Len? children your mother needs you now its her that matters as she has been wounded to her core. Do the honorable thing (if you know how) Len and step down.

  • Rhys Williams

    if your family cant trust you then all hope is lost and no-one should be in a position of power under those circomstances. All the good work of the past ruined by his stupid action. Stepping down would seem the honorable thing to do for both his family and the city of Auckland

  • pukakidon

    A drowning man (well half a man, can only last 2 mins) grasping at others in an attempt to save himself. He will drag those close to him under. What a slimy bag of bum

  • Mr_Blobby

    “We have given our father to the community for a 24 hour, 7 day a week
    job. At times this has been really hard and we have missed the things
    that normal families do and time spent together.”

    What can I say, denial.

    A family that plays together stays together, probably better this way.

  • Caf

    This whole thing grates me. There are plenty of NZers out there not spending time with their families and actually working hard- have Len’s daughters not put it together yet that he is off with women instead of spending ‘quality family time’ with them! (Not that I believe they wrote it.) You can’t parade your family, using them as political collateral, all the while committing the ultimate form of disrespect and then shout out ‘have respect for my family’. The one person who should have respect for his family is him- and clearly he doesn’t!