AustraliaFoley claims 'can't be tolerated': Shorten

02:06  09 november  2018
02:06  09 november  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Mr Foley resigned on Thursday evening after ABC journalist Ashleigh Raper revealed details of a November 2016 incident in which the state opposition leader allegedly put his hand down her underpants.

The former leader denies the allegations and has threatened defamation proceedings against Ms Raper.

"The behaviour that Ashleigh described is clearly improper, inappropriate, it cannot be tolerated," Mr Shorten told ABC radio in Perth on Thursday evening.

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"Modern society has no tolerance for the behaviour which she described."

Mr Shorten says the journalist deserves respect and the privacy she had asked for in her statement.

"Whatever the details, Ashleigh I think needs, deserves, our support and understanding at this time," he said.

"Considering the behaviour described, and what has happened hasn't respected her wishes - I think something the rest of us can do is treat her with some respect".

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