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Matt Brown Caught with his Pants Down

Posted by shadmia on September 11, 2008

Kiama MP, Matthew James BROWN, 36, BMath, LLB(Hons) was forced to resign only 3 days after being appointed as NSW Police Minister, over allegations that he danced semi-naked and simulated a sex act with Wollongong MP Noreen Hay during a late-night party three months ago. Ms Hay has denied that the incident took place.

“Matt has tendered his resignation to the Premier tonight and the Premier has accepted his resignation over an incident he deeply regrets,” a spokesman for Mr Brown said last night. “He apologizes for any embarrassment he has caused the Government.”

According to the newspaper the Australian, quoting a witness, reported Mr Brown stripped down to his “very brief” underpants and danced to loud “Oxford Street-style” techno music on a green leather Chesterfield couch he had recently ordered for his office. The witness also said Mr Brown “mounted the chest” of Wollongong MP Noreen Hay.

The witness said Mr Brown called out to Ms Hay’s adult daughter during the performance: “Look at this, I’m tittie-f..king your mother!”

Ms Hay admitted there was a function, but said: “I can tell you I have never seen Matt Brown without his clothes. If anything such as that was to occur, it was certainly not while I was present.”

Mr Brown, who has a son, Isaac James Brown is separated from his wife. He denied using those words but said:

“I can confirm there was a party during a parliamentary sitting evening. It is unacceptable behavior. I have spoken to the Premier and he has made it very clear that such behavior will not be tolerated. I regret the incident.”

However Mr. Bown’s apology was not enough to satisfy the Premier, Mr. Nathan Rees, who demanded his resignation. In a statement to the press, Mr Brown who resigned from state cabinet just three days after being sworn in as police minister, apologized to the people of his Kiama electorate for his “mistake” saying:

“I’m a human being and I made a mistake and I’m going to cop the consequences of that mistake. During that celebratory night I behaved in a manner not befitting a minister. There has been some scurrilous allegations about a female work colleague. I want to say categorically they are lies, they are not true. They are appalling offensive allegations and I reject them.”

Mr Brown ended the press conference by saying he wanted to spend the day with family and friends and refused to take any questions from the media about the specifics of his behavior. Tony Kelly would be the new Police Minister, taking on the portfolio in addition to his existing responsibility for Industrial Relations, Emergency Services and Lands. Mr. Brown also left in doubt whether he would be staying on as the member for Kiama.

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