Claims of her neo-Nazi links were “unjustifiable and defamatory” and amounted to the “guilt by association fallacy,” Ms. Deeming said.
Suspended Victorian MP Moira Deeming said the false accusation of being a Nazi sympathiser had brought “enormous harm” to her and her family, as the first-term MP announced defamation proceedings against Victorian Liberal Leader John Pesutto.
A few months into her first term, Ms. Deeming was expelled from the Liberal parliamentary team for speaking at the “Let Women Speak” rally in March. The protest was marred by threats of violence from trans-activists and gatecrashed by a small group of masked men who performed Nazi salutes.
In response, Mr. Pesutto led a bid to expel Ms. Deeming and ban her from the party room for nine months, also accused her of having an association with neo-Nazis and for being a “discredit on the Parliament.”
The Victorian Liberal Party leader also compiled and distributed a 15-page evidence dossier to the parliamentary team, the public, and the media.
The now-suspended Ms. Deeming is seeking a public apology from Mr. Pesutto, her reinstatement to the party, and financial restoration. She also argued that the dossier of…
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