Andrew Laming facing police investigation following complaint
Federal Coalition MP Andrew Laming is facing a new battle in the fallout of a 9News investigation that alleges he took a lewd photo of a Queensland mother without consent.
Arriving at Cleveland Police station today, Crystal White began the complaints process with officers into the alleged incident that was among a string of claims that led to Mr Laming confirming he would retire from politics at the next election.
Ms White alleges Mr Lamming took a photo of her bottom as she stacked a bar fridge at a Queensland landscaping supplies company.
“I’ve documented the incident for now and that’s all I want to say” Ms White told 9News outside the station.
A witness of the incident also arrived a short time later to give his statement to police.
“I’m just here to tell my version of events and just here to support Crystal,” the man said.
The process from today’s lodgement will include both Ms White and the male witness making statements, with police to then make their own inquiries.
Ms White told 9News last week: “The photo was really inappropriate, especially when I was bent over.
Witnesses have supported her claim, including her colleague Sean Blinco.
“My manager at the time saw him do it and forced Andrew Laming to delete the photo off his phone,” he said.