Joyce ac­cuser to speak at func­tion

Broome Advertiser - - News - Nick Evans

The WA busi­ness­woman who lev­elled sex­ual ha­rass­ment al­le­ga­tions against for­mer Na­tion­als leader Barn­aby Joyce will talk about her ex­pe­ri­ence in pub­lic for the first time next month.

Cather­ine Mar­riott will speak at an event hosted by jour­nal­ist and leader of the NOW Aus­tralia cam­paign against sex­ual Ha­rass­ment, Tracey Spicer.

Ms Mar­riott has slammed the Na­tion­als’ in­ter­nal party pro­cesses for in­ves­ti­gat­ing al­leged sex­ual ha­rass­ment af­ter an in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the NSW branch of the party reached no con­clu­sion about her com­plaint about Mr Joyce af­ter an eight-month process.

Mr Joyce stren­u­ously de­nies any wrong­do­ing, and has de­scribed the al­le­ga­tions as “spu­ri­ous and defam­a­tory”.

Ms Mar­riott will ap­pear at a Ru­ral, Re­gional, Re­mote Women’s Net­work of WA func­tion on Oc­to­ber 31 to dis­cuss her ex­pe­ri­ence of mak­ing the com­plaint un­der the #USToo ban­ner.

Cather­ine Mar­riott.

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