The police minister in Australia’s most populous state was forced to quit over reports he “dirty danced” in underwear over the chest of a female colleague in a drunken late-night office party. Matt Brown resigned just three days after being sworn in as police minister of New South Wales state, which includes Sydney.
“I’m a human being and I made a mistake and I am going to cop the consequences,” Brown told reporters. “I am not wanting to duck or weave this issue. As you can imagine this is a pretty tough day for me.”
Witnesses said Brown stripped down to his underpants and danced to loud techno music on a green leather Chesterfield lounge before he “mounted the chest” of a female politician and simulated a sex act.
“Embarrassed doesn’t begin to describe it. He conceded he’d been in his underwear and that gave me no option but to demand his resignation,” State Premier Nathan Rees said.
I think it’s pretty funny and probably would vote for the dude. But, let’s face it – dirty dancing at an office party ain’t a sign of understanding your role in public office.