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Bob Hawke’s daughter alleges he told her not to report rape by former Labor MP

Bob Hawke’s daughter alleges he told her not to report rape by former Labor MP

The daughter of late former Prime Minister Bob Hawke, Rosslyn Dillon, has come out with explosive allegations claiming a Labor MP from the 1980s raped her but was asked by her father not to report it to police.

First published on The New Daily, the allegations were made in a $4 million legal claim Ms Dillon has made on her father’s estate.

In an affidavit lodged with the NSW Supreme Court, Ms Dillon alleged that she informed her dad in the ‘80s about the incident, to which he told her not to go to the police.

“You can’t go to the police. You can’t. I can’t have any controversies right now. I am sorry but I am challenging for the leadership of the Labor Party,” he apparently told her.

As reported by The New Daily, Ms Dillon says in the affidavit that she remains “haunted” by the sexual assaults allegedly committed by late Victorian Labor MP Bill Landeryou.

Labor MP Tanya Plibersek said she could not comment on specific allegations because of the legal action, but said “in the most general terms, anybody who has been the victim of a sexual assault should be encouraged to take the matter to police to have it dealt with properly, to be thoroughly investigated.”