STOP THE PRESS - Hungover Australian Man Woken By Cellphone Drops The F Bomb
Australia has conducted its own witch-hunt allowing people to air their grievances working in and around politics. Only a small proportion bothered to reply, and a small portion of these were upset.
Alan Tudge is a Liberal and engaged in a consensual affair with a woman called Rachelle Miller.
A taxpayer-funded workplace investigation into Education Minister Alan Tudge’s extramarital affair and treatment of Ms Miller found there was insufficient evidence to substantiate allegations of inappropriate behaviours.
Mr Tudge has admitted to the affair and apologised to his wife, family and Ms Miller but flatly rejected any suggestion of bullying.
She had a go and now she is having another. Throwing up this example of Tudge's alleged abuse.
During one trip to Kalgoorlie with then Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to announce the Cashless Welfare Card trial, Ms Miller said Mr Tudge encouraged her to stay up late drinking.
She woke up naked in his hotel room.
“My mobile phone started ringing. I woke up in the pitch black dark and reached for my phone,’’ she said.
“It was about 4am and a morning media producer was calling about the front-page story, wanting to line up an interview with the Minister.
“[The Minister] was furious, telling me to ‘get the f*ck out of his bed’. I quickly told the producer I would call her back. I then realised I was completely naked.
“I fell off the side of the bed and ended up on the floor. I searched around in the dark for my clothes. He was yelling at me that ‘my phone had woken him up. He needed to get more sleep’.”
Ms Miller said she then returned to her room and started work.
Of course he was furious. It was 4am, he was hungover and wanted some more sleep. She had not turned her phone off.
Such behaviour is not the sole domain of a male.
I doubt many women wish to be woken up by a phone at 4am after a good night on the tiles either. There is only one acceptable way to be woken at 4am.
Presumably after this incident Ms Miller continued the affair.
But turned her phone off next time she was shagging him. And every man she might have been with since.