_110050745_mediaitem110050744 Bob Hawke 'requested daughter to maintain rape declare secret'Picture copyright
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Rosslyn (far left) pictured with Bob Hawke and his spouse Hazel in 1987

The daughter of former Australian PM Bob Hawke has alleged she was raped within the 1980s however he requested her to remain silent to keep away from harming his profession.

Rosslyn Dillon’s allegations are made in courtroom paperwork seen by Australian web site the New Day by day.

She says she was raped by Invoice Landeryou, an MP in Hawke’s Labor Social gathering. Each males are actually useless.

Ms Dillon, 59, is at the moment pursuing an A$4m (£2m; $2.7m) declare on her father’s property.

In an affidavit, Ms Dillon alleges she was raped by Landeryou whereas working for his workplace. On the time Hawke was making an attempt to turn out to be Labor chief.

Based on the papers, Ms Dillon says she was sexually assaulted 3 times, in 1983.

After the third time she informed her father she had been raped and wished to go to the police, however he responded by saying: “You possibly can’t. I am unable to have any controversies proper now. I’m sorry however I’m difficult for the management of the Labor Social gathering,” the paperwork present.

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Ms Dillon’s sister, Sue Pieters-Hawke, informed The New Day by day the household was conscious of the allegation.

“She did inform individuals on the time. I imagine there was a supportive response however it did not contain utilizing the authorized system,” she informed the location. Different relations haven’t commented to Australian media.

A former union official, Landeryou served as an MP from 1976-1992. He and Hawke are stated to have been on good phrases all through Hawke’s premiership.

Hawke was the dominant determine in 1980s Australian politics, profitable 4 basic elections.

He launched sweeping financial and social change to his nation, whereas cultivating a public persona of a down-to-earth, beer swigging rogue.

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