The LNP has unleashed a scathing attack on former member Jason Costigan in parliament, laying out a series of serious allegations of sexual misconduct.
Jason Costigan has responded to the allegations made in Parliament. (The Daily Mercury)
"Some of my parliamentary colleagues have seen fit to use parliamentary privilege to make accusations that they would not have the guts to make outside the House," he said. "I deny any suggestion that I acted inappropriately towards the young woman in question. "The accusations made in Parliament today make me sick. As I have said previously, I was at that residence by invitation. When I initially met the young lady, yes, I was not wearing a shirt". "I had not expected her or anyone for that matter to be there but almost immediately, I went and put on one of my footy jerseys. I didn't touch her hair, her back, nothing, absolutely nothing, aside from when she happily posed with me for those selfies. What's been said in relation to this young lady is lies, fantasy or things that have been taken way of context to say the least. As I have previously said, I intend to pursue damages for defamation. No doubt that is why my former LNP colleagues have used parliamentary privilege to defame me, rather than having the courage to make their statements outside the House."