DETAILED and sordid allegations of sexual harassment have been leveled at independent member for Fisher Peter Slipper by one of his top advisors James Ashby.
In reports published in Sydney’s Daily Telegraph today, court documents allege Mr Slipper only hired the 33-year-old Sunshine Coast advisor for the purpose of pursuing a sexual relationship.
Mr Slipper has also been accused, in the past, of misusing his travel entitlements for unexplained trips to Sydney and Brisbane nightclub venues.
The Daily Telegraph report alleges Mr Slipper had inappropriate relationships with male staffers dating back years.
The report said the Howard Government was aware of problems surrounding their MP as early as 2003.
The revelations follows lengthy investigations by the Sunshine Coast Daily about Mr Slipper’s travel expenses.
Mr Ashby is the adviser who faced a police investigation after he threw the phone of a Daily journalist who asked Mr Slipper about his expenses at a recent press conference.
The police decided not to proceed after Mr Ashby refused to talk to them.
Mr Slipper, who is married with grown up children, has denied the allegations