11 Sep 2019

Reporting allegations of sexual abuse

From Lately, 10:30 pm on 11 September 2019

The Prime Minister has apologised to a group of complainants who've made allegations of bullying and serious sexual assault, saying she recognises the actions of the party have added to their distress. The party president Nigel Haworth resigned today, after a conversation with Ms Ardern this morning. At RNZ we have received many texts from listeners asking why if this is so serious did the complainants not go to the police? Tonight we've invited the executive director of Rape Prevention Education New Zealand onto Lately to talk about this topic - from a wider lense while the details of the circumstances with the Labour Party and the seven complainants continue to become clearer.