One Nation Senator Brian Burston offered distraught staffer the best sex she ever had, court told
One Nation Senator Brian Burston offered to comfort a distraught staffer with the best sex of her life, his defamation lawsuit has been told.
Wendy Leach described his offer as “just filthy” and said she rather thought of him as “an old guy from the country, like an uncle.”
She also testified that she was fired after telling him to stop having his “damn crush” on her colleague Terri-lea Vairy when he asked for photos of her at a concert the women were attending.
Brian Burston Sues Pauline Hanson for Defamation After She Accused Him of Sexual Harassment
Ms. Leach, 55, testified in Federal Court Friday on behalf of Senator Pauline Hanson, who is being charged with defamation by Mr. Burston.
He says the One Nation leader accused him of sexual harassment on social media, via texting his wife and during a television interview.
The 74-year-old denies that all allegations are completely fabricated.
Ms Leach said she was Mr Burston’s office manager in 2017 when he told her he employed his cleaning lady, Ms Vairy, who he said was “hot”.
“She looks good, but she’s as dumb as a carter’s horse,” she told the senator.
He also said it would have been good to lose another staffer because “she was as ugly as a hat full of motherfuckers.”
Wendy Leach, 55, (pictured) testified in Federal Court Friday on behalf of Senator Pauline Hanson, who is being charged with defamation by Mr Burston
Ms. Leach referred to an office meeting about another employee who she says was doing crazy things and harassing her.
But the senator said, “If you girls can’t make it, you’ll have to find another job,” which Ms. Leach said was unfair because she was doing her job very well.
When she started to cry, Mr. Burston said to her, “I’m a softie for a woman in need.”
She claims he then said “you probably just need a good fuck,” to which she replied, “Thanks for making me laugh.”
But he grabbed her by the face, said he wasn’t kidding and could come to her house.
“Nobody needs to know, it’s gonna be the best f**k you ever had.”
Ms Leach said that despite the comment being very unwelcome, she took no action because she had just bought a house and needed her salary for the mortgage.
She said Mrs. Vairy had told her she was being “robbed” by their boss and felt he was taking care of her.
She regularly saw Mr. Burston staring and yawning at Mrs. Vairy, kissing her, and heard him say to her, “Are they real breasts, they’re the perfect size.”
Australia’s Federal Court heard Senator Brian Burston (pictured, during a court lunch break) offer to console a distraught staffer with the ‘best fuck she’s ever had’
In October 2018, the women went to a Tamworth concert on Saturday night and Mr Burston texted for photos.
When she sent a few that Ms. Vairy wasn’t in, he asked if she was there and when Ms. Leach didn’t answer, he texted ‘Please reply, otherwise you might both be looking for a job on Monday’.
Mrs. Leach said she’d been drinking and ‘got lost’, calling her boss and telling him, ‘This is making me sick, this damn crush, you’ve got to stop it now.’
He told her she disrespected a federal senator and on Monday there was a letter of resignation on her desk.
She later settled her wrongful dismissal complaint and received the maximum amount to be paid.
During a cross-examination of Bruce McClintock SC, she denied that it was she who suggested Mr. Burston sex by saying, “I need a good carrot.”
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson (pictured leaving Australia’s Federal Court) accused Mr Burston of sexual harassment on social media, via text message to his wife and during a television interview
She also denied attending the benefit concert with Ms. Vairy representing Senator Burston, who wanted photos of his staff for his official Facebook page.
“The whole problem with these pictures was getting pictures of Terri-lea,” she said.
She falsely denied that she continued to work for Burston because of her financial situation.
“The reason you stayed was because until you betrayed my client by getting drunk at the Tamworth event, you were perfectly happy working in my client’s office,” he said.
“Completely wrong, just look at the medical records,” she replied.
The trial for Judge Robert Bromwich continues on Tuesday.