Embattled Labor MP Emma Husar was hit with fresh claims on Thursday, when it emerged that she allegedly performed a Sharon Stone-style crotch flash to a former staffer.
The New South Wales MP has been accused of spreading her legs and flashing a staff member while wearing no underwear, according to Buzzfeed News, in a move that has been compared to Stone’s raunchy act in 1992 movie Basic Instinct.
Husar, who is currently facing a series of allegations, responded to the claims on Twitter describing them as “absolute lies”.
“This smear is completely and utterly untrue, unfair and hurtful beyond belief. 100 per cent false,” she said. “These are absolute lies that have been fabricated by Jeremy Anderson, who’s working with his father to leak against me and ruin my reputation.
“I have done my best to cooperate with the investigation and clear my name, but it’s clear these people will stop at nothing to destroy me.”
This smear is completely and utterly untrue, unfair and hurtful beyond belief. 100 per cent false.
These are absolute lies that have been fabricated by Jeremy Anderson, who’s working with his father to leak against me and ruin my reputation.
— Emma Husar MP (@emmahusarmp) August 2, 2018
The staffer in question told The Daily Telegraph that Husar sat down opposite him in the office of Labor frontbencher Jason Clare and spread her legs several times, revealing that she was not wearing any underwear. He told the paper that he did not know if Clare was aware of what she was doing at the time.
Speaking on Thursday, Clare described the claims as “categorically untrue”.
The shocking claim is just the latest in a string of accusations made against Husar as it was recently revealed that she is being investigated over claims of alleged workplace bullying and harassment. Barrister Jack Whelan is leading the internal NSW Labor inquiry which has gathered statements from 20 former staffers.
.@SkyNewsRicho: Emma Husar denies these allegations. In the end, everyone faces a challenge from someone after their position…but there is enough around here that doesn’t require a plotter for her to move on.
— Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) August 2, 2018
In recent weeks it also emerged the Lindsay MP has been accused of forcing taxpayer-funded staff to perform personal tasks for her, including picking up her dog’s poo and carrying out household chores. She has also been accused of misusing a taxpayer-funded Comcar limousine to get to personal appointments.
The cars are only intended to be used when pollies are travelling on official parliamentary business however former staffer Blake Mooney accused Husar of using the taxpayer-funded mode of transport to get to appointments with her divorce lawyer.
She also came under fire on Wednesday after it was revealed that she skipped an NDIS hearing in Townsville to attend a Bruno Mars concert whilst on a taxpayer funded trip to Queensland.
Starts at 60 has contacted Federal Labor for comment.