Australian Attorney General, Christian Porter has strongly denied historical rape allegations made against him.
At the center of a historical rape allegation that has caused a storm of speculation in the nation’s Parliament, Porter has outed himself as the Australian cabinet minister, CNN reports.
In reaction to the development, Porter who spoke at a press conference in Rape, Allegation Perth Wednesday, said, “Nothing in the allegations that have been printed ever happened. Even now, the only information I have about the allegations is what has been circulating online,”
According to New South Wales police said, an Investigation into the historic rape allegation started but was closed on Tuesday, as there was “insufficient admissible evidence to proceed.”
In response to journalists’ questions on the details of the allegation during the press conference, Porter disclosed that it “just didn’t happen.”
Speaking further, Porter also said he wouldn’t be standing down as attorney general, but would be taking “a short period of leave.”
In his words, “If I stand down from my position … because of an allegation about something that simply did not happen, then any person in Australia can lose their career, their job, their life’s work, based on nothing more than an accusation.”