Noosa politician booted off Bachelorette for sleazy behaviour Mayor set to order inquiry as star says she was treated ‘like meat’
A SUNSHINE Coast politician who was sensationally booted from The Bachelorette last night for lewd behaviour is now facing sanction by the state’s local government watchdog for his actions.
Noosa councillor Jess Glasgow (pictured) was asked to leave the mansion by Bachelorette Angie Kent (pictured above right) after he made a raft of sexual comments that made her uncomfortable.
A SUNSHINE Coast politician who was sensationally booted from The Bachelorette last night for lewd behaviour is now facing possible sanction by the state’s local government watchdog.
Noosa councillor Jess Glasgow was asked to leave the mansion by Bachelorette Angie Kent after a raft of sexual comments that made her uncomfortable and was accused of being sexual towards female crew members.
He also spoke of kissing “plenty of girls” who have “turned their heads” at his advances as well as his “wander- ing fingers” in a two-day stint t in which fellow suitors said he was a “sleaze” and a “creep”.
Cr Glasgow insisted his behaviour was appropriate.
His appearance on the show has stunned Mayor Tony Wellington, with the council now poised to refer Cr Glasgow to the Office of the Independent Assessor over allegations his appearance on the show breached the councillors’ code of conduct.
In a group photoshoot last night, which featured Cr Glasgow dressed as the rear of a horse, he told cameras he was “the first person she’s going to get to ride” when Ms Kent was asked to sit on his back.
He also criticised a contestant for not trying to kiss Ms Kent, saying, “I would have just grabbed that sweetie and laid one on her” and “I’ve kissed plenty of girls and they’ve turned their heads before; I’m used to it”.
Other f footage t showed him telling Ms Kent: “Don’t mind me if I’ve got some wandering fingers all right.” In another scene, Cr Glasgow is shown making licking and biting gestures at Ms Kent’s thighs.
Told by the other men that Ms Kent wanted to speak to him about his behaviour, he said: “Bring it on, bitch.”
Queensland’s Code of Conduct for Councillors states councillors will not behave in a way that reflects adversely on the reputation of a council. Penalties range from admonishment to dismissal.
Cr Glasgow’s behaviour led to a lecture from Ms Kent, who said he had gone too far and made her uncomfortable.
“If there’s anything in my entire life that I’ve been super sure of is that I would never allow a man to come in and f--k with my sisterhood. Never. I can’t have that in my life,” she said. “…You always talk about me like a piece of meat.”
Cr Glasgow told The Courier-Mail he had done nothing wrong, insisting his behaviour was appropriate and that he had not brought the council into disrepute, nor breached the code of conduct.
“This is a show where she’s trying to date 20 guys though, don’t forget,” he said. “It’s totally taken out of context.”
“It was all just jest, in the moment-type behaviour,” he said. “I never said anything in a derogatory-type, insensitive way towards her.” Cr Glasgow said that he was just creating drama on the show “to get ratings”.
“You know, if I was out there bashing in heads and causing trouble and doing violence or being a criminal, this is where this kind of conduct and system comes in place. But I wasn’t,” he said. “People forget, we’re filming TV here. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but their ratings are through the roof because of this thing.”
Cr Glasgow, who was elected in 2016, said he hadn’t done anything to disrespect his constituents.
“It was just simply an opportunity in search of love … to find, hopefully, the mother of my children,” he said.
Cr Wellington said that Cr Glasgow’s behaviour was not reflective of the council’s nor the community’s values.
“Cr Glasgow did not seek approval from myself and I only found out about his involvement after the show h hd had been recorded,” he said.
Cr Glasgow made frequent references to his job on the show, including when he presented Ms Kent with the keys to the city and spent Wednesday’s debut episode wearing a king-like red velvet cape.
He said he had asked for two weeks of leave and was back within 10 days and that he couldn’t tell the mayor about the show because of a non-disclosure agreement.
‘PIECE OF MEAT’: Angie Kent booted councillor Jess Glasgow off The Bachelorette last night after some comments on set, which drew a fierce rebuke during the rose ceremony (inset left). He defended his behaviour as ‘making drama’.