5 May 2021

Campaigner questions Brierley's motives for dropping knighthood

From Morning Report, 8:13 am on 5 May 2021

A campaigner working to stop sexual exploitation is questioning Ron Brierley's motives for handing in his Knighthood.

The disgraced businessman took the action before the Prime Minister had the chance to strip him of it.

Jacinda Ardern had already initiated the process to remove the knighthood after he pleaded guilty in Australia in April to possessing child sex abuse material.

Barrister and founder of Stop Demand Denise Ritchie called for Brierley to do the right thing and hand in his Knighthood in April.

She spoke to Corin Dann.