Len Brown dragging the chain with report, release it anyway

Len Brown is continuing to attempt to run the clock down and is dragging the chain on his reply about the EY Report.

Bernard Orsman at NZ Herald reports:

The use of hotel rooms by Mayor Len Brown is believed to be at the centre of a legal wrangle holding up the release of the Ernst & Young report into any use of council resources during the mayor’s extra-marital affair with Bevan Chuang.

The Herald understands Mr Brown was not impressed when the first draft of the report raised his use of rooms outside the handful of times he booked into hotels for sex with his 32-year-old mistress.

The mayor is known to have used hotel rooms when he had late-night and early-morning commitments in the city, which came up as part of an exhaustive investigation by Ernst & Young (now EY). 

The details of what the investigators found is not known, but Mr Brown is taking legal advice after being handed a copy of the draft review on Friday to ensure it is factually accurate and provide feedback.

Mr Brown might not be impressed with the report, but we aren’t impressed with his behaviour.

The late night/early morning commitments are bullshit. He lives in Auckland FFS.

Late night early morning commitments is code for being a dodgy rooting ratbag and for more than the half a dozen times already claimed by Bevan Chuang.

Len Brown continues to disgrace himself and his office, but when the only thing left in the life you’ve destroyed is your job then he will stick as long as he can.

Right now he is trying to run the clock down on Doug McKay so he can hope to push around the new CEO.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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