Bob Hawke's daughter makes explosive claim she was raped by a former minister and her father forced her to stay quiet as he feared a scandal would risk his chance of becoming Labor leader
The daughter of the late Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke claimed her father forced her to stay quiet after she was raped three times by a Labor MP.Rosslyn Dillon alleged she was raped three times in the 1980s by Bill Landeryou, a close friend of Mr Hawke, who died in February.
His widow Blanche d ' Alpuget was joined by his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mr Hawke (left) and his successor had an alleged long-running feud but reunited in their later years. Sophie Taylor Price took the opportunity to tell audiences of her grandfather' s 'sadness' before he
Josephine Blanche d ' Alpuget (born 3 January 1944) is an Australian writer and the second wife of Bob Hawke , the longest-serving Labor Prime Minister of Australia. D ' Alpuget is the only child of Josephine Curgenven and Louis Albert Poincaré d ' Alpuget (1915–2006), journalist, author
Bob Hawke's widow Blanche d'Alpuget says she knew 'didn't know anything' about bombshell claims the former prime minister told his daughter not to report an alleged rape until they came to light this month.
Rosslyn Dillon alleged in an affidavit she was raped by Labor MP Bill Landeryou in the 1980s and Mr Hawke covered it up to protect his career.
Neither man can defend the allegations, with the former prime minister dying on May 16 this year, just three months after the passing of his former colleague.
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'I didn't know anything, and I can't say anything,' Ms d'Alpuge said at the launch for her revised book 'Bob Hawke: The Complete Biography' in Sydney's north shore on Sunday,reported.
'I don't know what she said.'
The 75-year-old added that she had been advised by her lawyers not to comment.
She also referred to her legal advice when she was questioned about Ms Dillon's requests for finances from Mr Hawke's estate.
Ms d'Alpuget said she was concerned for her late husband's daughter, following his death earlier this year.
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A celebration of Bob Hawke's 90th birthday, to be marked with the launch of a beer in his honour, has been overshadowed by claims he ignored his daughter's claims she was raped by a Labor MP and a heated family dispute over his will.'I love and support my sister and disagree with this,' Mr Hawke's oldest daughter, Sue Pieters-Hawke, said at a Sydney pub on Monday.
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'I am very concerned that Rosslyn is grieving so much, I really feel for her,' she said.
The pair have not recently spoken but Ms d'Alpuget said she would be willing to communicate with Ms Dillon if her lawyers permitted.
During the book signing, Ms d'Alpuget spoke to the picture of Mr Hawke smoking a cigar on the back of the book.
She said her late husband was smoking the day before he died and added the former prime minister was a 'truly great man'.
Ms Dillon, Mr Hawke's youngest daughter with his first wife Hazel, claims when she told her father of the allegations in the 1980s, he told her: 'You can't go to the police,' The New Daily reported on last weekend.
'You can't. I can't have any controversies right now. I am sorry but I am challenging for the leadership of the Labor Party,' she says in the affadavit lodged in the NSW Supreme Court.
Mr Hawke's eldest daughter Sue Pieters-Hawke said she hoped the allegations won't change the way Australians thought about her father.
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Bob Hawke ' s will is in dispute. Credit:Alex Ellinghausen. Ms Dillon reportedly wants a greater share of her father's estate and has engaged a specialist family law firm Tiyce Mr Hawke and Ms d ' Alpuget , his biographer, had a long affair while Mr Hawke remained married to his first wife Hazel Hawke .
Speaking on Monday at an event honouring him on what would have been his 90th birthday, Ms Pieters-Hawke said it would be 'foolish if they did'.
'I've made it very clear ... that I love and respect my sister, I disagree with her on (the process of challenging the will) and apart from that I will be making no public comment,' she said.
Ms Dillon's allegations are the 'subject of an affidavit which may or may not be tested in court and I'm not going to comment on any of that,' she said.
The family are 'pretty well as far as I know,' following the reports, Ms Pieters-Hawke said.
Mr Hawke's stepson Louis Pratt said the claims are 'news to me' and that the family are 'all surprised, obviously.'
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Former prime minister Bob Hawke accumulated a trove of cherished personal items over his extraordinary Bob Hawke and Paul Keating have written an opinion piece to attack Scott Morrison's claims that Labor cannot Bob Hawke ' s daughter alleges he told her not to report rape : report .
Bob Hawke ' s family has broken their silence about court claims he asked his daughter Rosslyn not to go to police with allegations she was raped by a Labor MP. ' I love and support my sister and disagree with this,' Mr Hawke ' s oldest daughter , Sue Pieters- Hawke (lower left)
'Because I know that Bob loved Rosslyn very much and I know what his character is, so it's surprising,' he said.
Ms Dillon, who is reportedly living on welfare payments, is claiming $4 million from her father's will rather than the $750,000 given to each of his three children and Mr Pratt, the son of his widow Ms D'Alpuget.
The New Daily reports the couple's family home in Sydney sold for $14.5 million before his death.
In the affidavit, Ms Dillon says she was 'shocked and hurt' her father asked her to cover up the alleged rapes.
'I thought to myself I could not make any bigger sacrifice to the (my father's) political career if I had tried.
'He asked me to let the matter go for him and I did so for him.
'I am still haunted by the sexual assaults. I feel that I may have had a chance to get over these rapes if I was able to report the incidents to police.'
Ms Dillon's list of demands, itemised in the claim obtained by the, begins with $2.5 million to buy a house in Sydney's eastern suburbs.
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Mr Hawke ' s youngest daughter Rosslyn Dillon also told the publication she had developed a close relationship with Ms d ' Alpuget after her mother passed. Hawke is survived by his three children with Hazel: Susan, Stephen and Rosslyn. The couple had a fourth child, Robert Jr, who died as an infant in
Robert James Lee Hawke , AC, GCL (9 December 1929 – 16 May 2019) was an Australian politician who served as Prime Minister of Australia and Leader of the Labor Party from 1983 to 1991.
She claims the $750,00 set aside for her in Mr Hawke's will was not enough to buy a Sydney home.
Ms Dillion also wants $30,000 for a full mouth of implanted dentures to replace the ones she has been wearing for the past five years.
'I have no teeth of my own in my mouth,' she said.
'I had them all removed around five years ago at a cost of $8,000. I do have dentures, however they are uncomfortable and cause me pain. I cannot afford to have them replaced.'
Ms d'Alpuget wed Mr Hawke after he divorced his first wife Hazel in 1994 and the couple spent 24 years married before his death.
Mr Hawke, who led Labor to four election wins in a row between 1983 and 1991, died two days before this year's Federal Election aged 89.
Bob Hawke's daughter has paid a high price, so leave her history alone .
Rosslyn Dillon's allegations of her sexual assault by a Labor politician - and of her father's request that she not go to police - should not be dismissed.Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not represent the views of MSN or Microsoft.