One rule for them? Labor MP will not be taxed despite destroying a hotel door in a violent anger to get his luggage
- MP Will Fowles will not receive criminal charges for his robbery in a hotel
- Mr. Fowles flew furiously and hit the bottom half of a door
- He later said that he had a & # 39; big mistake & # 39; before he admitted to substance abuse
- ACT Police has completed their investigation and he will not be prosecuted
Victorian Labor MP Will Fowles will not receive criminal charges because he has beaten the door of a hotel in a & # 39; anger attack & # 39; caused by problems with mental health and addiction.
Mr. Fowles became furious and slammed into the lower half of a door at the Abode Hotel in Kingston, Canberra, after a fight with staff about his luggage on Thursday.
On Friday, the ACT police said they had completed their investigation and that Mr. Fowles will not be prosecuted.
Labor MP Will Fowles (photo) does not receive a criminal charge after flying in anger and beating in the lower half of a door at the Abode Hotel, Canberra
Mr Fowles kicked in the door after a fight with staff about his luggage on Thursday
& # 39; After consultation with the entrepreneurs, no costs were charged & # 39 ;, said a spokeswoman for ACT Policing.
Mr. Fowles initially told reporters that he made a & # 39; very big mistake & # 39; at the hotel, but later revealed that he had fought addiction and poor mental health in the run-up to his outburst.
& # 39; What happened is unacceptable. I am deeply ashamed of my actions & # 39 ;, Fowles said in a statement Thursday afternoon.
& # 39; Although there are reasons, there are no apologies. I have had to deal with addiction and other mental health problems for a long time.
& # 39; Medication I use was in my luggage, locked in a room I could not access because there was no staff present, & # 39; he said.
The 40-year-old said he will pay for the damage and that he has recently taken a drug and alcohol counseling course.
Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews would not respond to questions about Mr. Fowles' content, but said his behavior was not acceptable. used to be.
& # 39; I don't think it would be easy to admit to the world that you have this type of problem, & # 39; said Mr. Andrews.
Former Victorian Premier and former Beyond Blue chairman Jeff Kennett (photo) hurled Mr. Fowles for blaming mental health for his hotel melt
& # 39; If you have problems, you must first acknowledge them. & # 39;
Former Victorian Premier and former Beyond Blue Chairman Jeff Kennett threw Mr. Fowles for blaming mental health for his hotel meltdown 3AW Radio.
& # 39; I think this is an unacceptable use of mental health as a problem, mental health does not lead to acts of violence, crime or antisocial behavior, & # 39; said Kennett.
& # 39; Alcohol and drugs, but not mental health. & # 39;
As a result of the incident, Fowles will take paid leave indefinitely to address his alcohol and drug problems.
Full explanation of Victorian Labor MP Will Fowles
I apologize to the staff at the Abode Hotel, my constituents, my parliamentary colleagues & my family for my horrible behavior in Canberra earlier today.
What happened is unacceptable. I am deeply ashamed of my actions.
Although there are reasons for this, there are no excuses.
I have had to deal with addiction and other mental health problems for a long time.
Medication that I use was in my luggage, which was locked in a room that I had no access to because there was no staff present.
I will of course pay for all damages.
I recently took a drug and alcohol counseling course and am now receiving the treatment I need to become a better person.
I have abandoned myself and have failed those who have supported me badly.
I know how hard I have to work to rebuild the trust people have placed in me.
I take leave to properly treat my health problems.
I was in Canberra to attend the first speeches in support of my Victorian colleagues and the trip was funded privately.
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