Nationals MP Michael Johnsen resigns from NSW parliament following rape allegation he denies

Nationals MP Michael Johnsen resigns from NSW parliament following rape allegation he denies

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MP says he is an ‘imperfect human’ but denies allegation as ‘devastating, unfair and unfounded’

The New South Wales Nationals MP Michael Johnsen has resigned from parliament in the wake of allegations he raped a sex worker in 2019, which he denies.

The deputy premier and leader of the NSW Nationals, John Barilaro, announced on Wednesday that Johnsen had handed his resignation to the Speaker of the parliament.

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