After attacking solo mothers Jennifer Johnston and Natasha Fuller by releasing their private financial details back in July last year Paula Bennett spoke with Johnston and, somewhat oddly, received an apology form her. At the time I thought the sudden turnaround was a bit fishy.
Now TV3 has evidence that Bennett has met with Fuller more recently and may have offered her cash to withdraw her complaint to the privacy commissioner. It’s a bit confused but it looks like the evidence has come from Fuller who has had to go to ground after Bennett set the bene-bashing dogs on her.
If it is proven that Bennett has tried to bully or buy Fuller’s silence she should be sacked for corruption. It’s that simple.
Of course this last minute desperate buy-off attempt means it’s likely the privacy commissioner is close to ruling and that ruling is not likely to be good for Bennett so we may see the back of this unpleasant Muldoonist bully yet.