Sunday 22 November 2009

Mike Rann -Sex Scandal

Waitress goes public with Rann sex claims

Posted Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:02am AEDT 
Updated Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:04pm AEDT
South Australian Premier Mike Rann has described as "wildly sensational" claims he had a sexual relationship with former Parliament House waitress, Michelle Chantelois.
A lawyer acting for Ms Chantelois has confirmed she has provided interviews for television and a women's magazine in which she claims she had sex with Mr Rann in his office on several occasions while parliament was sitting.
Ms Chantelois is the estranged wife of Richard Phillips, who was charged with assaulting Mr Rann with a rolled-up magazine at a public function on October 1.
He faces court in December.
Ms Chantelois reportedly said she wants the truth to come out.
"It's not something that I like to discuss on a public level but in my case I'm at the point where I feel like I have to come clean. I'm tired of the lies and I'm not holding it in any more," she said.
"I'm taking responsibility for my own bad behaviour and Mike Rann should take responsibility for his own behaviour."
Lawyers for Ms Chantelois had previously issued a statement saying she would not be making a public statement about any matters concerning the case.
But on Saturday lawyer David McLeod says Ms Chantelois is under enormous pressure and has considered it best for her family to deal with the issue by way of exclusive interviews.

'Not true'

The premier, however, has rejected the affair claims, but says he will wait until he sees the program before commenting further.
"What I have been told is wildly sensational and there is a court case pending on December 7," Mr Rann said.
"I intend to make a statement, a brief statement on Monday after we've found out what these allegations are, but I will not be admitting to things that are not true.
"Just over four weeks ago Ms Chantelois's lawyers came out and said she wanted to be left alone by the media. I understand that she's been paid a fortune to say the things that she's said publicly."
Last month, Mr Rann said he had been stalked, attacked and received death threats.
He said he was frustrated that he was unable to "clear the air" because matters were before the police.
Mr Rann faces a state election in March


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  2. Hmmm... Chantelois... such a romantic name... sight unseen I wouldn't mind having a "sexual relationship" with Michelle myself.
    At least her estranged hubby is quite civilized and will only attack her lovers with a rolled-up magazine. We in Malaysia have much to learn from these Aussies!

  3. It will be interesting to see how "Media" Mike Rann plays this one. I dont think he will be able to brush this story away too quickly.
    I think this may just be the tip of the iceburg, and the end of a political career.