Australian political leader faces harassment allegations months from election

The opposition leader of Australia's most populous state was on Thursday embroiled in a #MeToo row after a female reporter released a statement detailing alleged inappropriate behaviour, four months ahead of an election he was in a position to win. New South Wales (NSW) state Labor party leader Luke Foley denied any wrongdoing when harassment allegations were first raised by a government minister in parliament on October 18. Foley has not issued a comment since the statement was released and his spokesman did not answer the telephone or respond to emails seeking comment. Australian media said Foley's political career was in jeopardy because of the journalist's statement, and Labor's chance of winning power in Australia's largest state in the election in March could be weakened. The Australian Broadcasting Corp (ABC) issued the statement from one of its journalists that detailed alleged misconduct by Foley at a Christmas function in Sydney in 2016, in which she said she was forced to go public because the issue was raised in parliament. The reporter, Ashleigh Raper, said in her statement that she never wanted the issue to go public. "It is clear to me that a woman who is the...
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