Police confirm that a complaint was made in Auckland two weeks ago and related to a recent alleged incident. Preliminary inquiries were made and the complaint transferred to Wellington Police for further investigation.
Meanwhile, Key has revealed that he lost confidence in Worth last Tuesday but let him keep his job until last night and that he had earlier investigated complaints that Worth had been ‘making a nuisance of himself towards women’ (presumably 1950s-speak for sexual harassment) but did nothing about it.
The way that they have held back information only to release in dribs and drabs is disasterious. Every time they give a little clue they just raise more questions and Key looks worse for not being straight up right away. The amazing thing is the pace at which the Nats’ position is retreating. Looks like there’s no strategy or forethought from National at all. Just Key bumbling along, being purely reactive to pressure from the media.