Women’s rights activist Kellie-Jay Keen is suing Australian MPs for defamation after she was attacked at a rally in which she was doused in tomato sauce and pelted with eggs.
The Wiltshire mother-of-four has sent a legal letter to the Liberal Party leadership team in Victoria with 28 days to issue a written apology, pay compensation and cover her legal costs or face legal action justice.
Ms Keen accused Opposition Leader John Pesutto, MP Matt Bach and Upper House Leader Georgie Crozier of making “grossly ill-conceived, willfully vexatious and miserably false” allegations against her.
The mum, who also goes by the name Posie Parker, has been on a Let Women Speak World Tour with rallies in Australia and New Zealand.
The libel threat relates to expelled Liberal Party MP Moira Deeming, who attended a Let Women Speak event in Melbourne in March, at which masked and black-clad neo-Nazis swarmed Ms Keen’s rally.
Women’s rights activist Kellie-Jay Keen (pictured last month in London) is suing Australian MPs for libel after she was attacked at a rally in which she was doused in tomato sauce and pelted with eggs
Ms Deeming had previously been suspended for nine months for taking part in the rally, but was later expelled by a 19-11 vote.
In the petition, she was accused of “organising, promoting and attending a gathering where Kellie-Jay Keen (also known as Posie Parker) was the main speaker, in circumstances where Ms. Keen was known to be publicly associated with the extreme right”. extremist groups, including neo-Nazi militants.
Ms Keen has consistently denied knowledge of the neo-Nazi group who gave sickening Hitler salutes.
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline in March, Ms Keen said: ‘They’re still calling me a Nazi because these men came to my event in Melbourne.
“They had nothing to do with me, they weren’t invited.
“All the time, I feel like I’m being treated like a real Nazi. I don’t think the Nazis were particularly known for women’s rights.
“Since I took the plane to come here, I have been present on all the news channels and all the newspapers.
“The politicians seem to have settled everything here. It’s all about power. I’ve been told that many of them don’t even believe what they say – they just say it for power.
Kellie-Jay Keen was doused in tomato juice at her rally in Auckland in March (pictured), forcing her to leave the protest early in the back of a police cruiser
The libel threat relates to expelled Liberal Party MP Moira Deeming, who attended a Let Women Speak event in Melbourne in March, at which masked and black-clad neo-Nazis swarmed Ms Keen’s rally. Pictured: Protesters at the march rally
A protester is pictured holding a sign during the Auckland rally in March.
The activist received has come under heavy criticism from LGBTIQA+ groups, as well as politicians who have raised concerns about its perceived association with far-right groups.
She has already been described as “ac***” by an Australian Greens MP. She was also criticized by a British MP for saying access to abortion and contraceptives should be cut for children and teenagers.
Ahead of his trip to Australia, Stephen Bates, Greens spokesperson for LGBTIQA+ issues, wrote to Immigration Minister Andrew Giles asking him to revoke his visa.
Mr Bates argued that Ms Keen had a long history of ‘promoting or condoning hatred and violence towards trans people and other marginalized communities’.
Ms. Keen founded the group SFW which campaigns for gender rights and the protection of the word woman.
Earlier this year, one of the movement’s supporters was “roughed up” by a gang of masked trans activists.
She was attacked during a Manchester Trans Rise Up (MTRU) counter-protest next to the statue of Emmeline Pankhurst in St Peter’s Square in May.
Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull, also known as Posie Parker, and One Nation leader Pauline Hanson at a Let Women Speak rally outside Parliament in Canberra in March 2023.
The trans activists arrived to disrupt the SFW conference outside the statue as part of an event he said was aimed at reclaiming “a part of Manchester for women’s voices”.
And in 2018, a billboard with the definition of a woman written on it, funded by Ms Keen, was taken down after a Twitter activist complained it was “transphobic”.
She raised £700 for the poster to be displayed in Liverpool for a fortnight to coincide with the Labor Party conference.
The poster, affixed to the side of the former Gaumont cinema on Gredington Street in Toxteth, Liverpool, bore Google’s definition of a woman: ‘adult human woman’.
But it was removed after Dr Adrian Harrop, 31, who is not transgender, complained to billboard company Primesight that it would serve to make trans women feel insecure.