Adem Somyurek has slammed his ‘violent and mysogenistic’ language
The parliamentarian who was called a “psychopath” by former Labor Minister Adem Somyurek criticized her “violent and misogenist” language.
Victoria Women’s Minister Gabrielle Williams said the type of language used against her was “unacceptable” and “should be called.”
“No matter who you are, no one deserves to be threatened in this way,” she wrote.
Somyurek was fired as a minister and resigned from the party today after he was secretly recorded launching a rude tirade against his factional rival that aired in 60 minutes the night before.
He said: ‘I will f***ing force her out of the ministry, that f***ing stupid bitch, when Andrews goes… she’s a stupid, stupid moll. ‘I’m going to f***ing knock her f***ing
Victoria’s Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams (pictured) said the type of language used against her was ‘unacceptable’ and ‘must be called out’
head off. She’s a f***ing psycho b**
Ms Williams said she was glad Mr Somyurek had been sacked and thanked colleagues for their support
Ms. Williams said she was glad that Somyurek had been fired and thanked her colleagues for their support.
“I am very grateful for the support I have received from the entire community overnight and I congratulate the Prime Minister for his actions this morning,” she said.
“Today and every day, this government is working tirelessly to end violence against women and build a victory with gender equality.”
Gabrielle Williams’ statement in full
Words matter. Violent and misogynistic language perpetuates the attitudes and behaviors that allow a culture of violence against women.
Whether at home, on the street, at work or in the halls of Parliament, this language is unacceptable: when it occurs, it must be called.
No matter who you are, no one deserves to be threatened in this way.
I am very grateful for the support I have received from the entire community overnight and congratulate the Prime Minister for his actions this morning.
Today and every day, this government is working tirelessly to end violence against women and build a victory with gender equality.
Last night was another reminder of how important this work is and how much work remains to be done.
Words spoken by a man will not derail this work.
“I have finished his career,” Andrews said.
Mr. Somyurek denied the stacking branch’s allegations, saying, “I reject those and will provide a rigorous defense during any party process.”
He admitted to making inappropriate comments about a colleague and young gay employees.
Somyurek claims he resigned, but Andrews said he fired the minister at 9 am.
Mr. Somyurek was not offered an opportunity to resign. Not worthy of an opportunity to give up. He was fired. And that’s the fact of the matter, “Andrews said.
He offered no defense of his actions. It was not a meeting where I was having a debate or discussion with him. He was simply doing him the courtesy of informing him in person of the decisions he had made.
What did Adem Somyurek say in secret recordings
At the Premier: ‘F **** the Premier. All right? That’s what it’s about. F *** the Prime Minister. I will lead the board, like, is who I say is going to be the prime minister ‘
On colleague Gabrielle Williams: ‘I’m going to force her out of the ministry, that stupid bitch, when Andrews leaves … She is a stupid, stupid big tit. ‘I’m going to fuck hit her fucking head. She is a damn psychopath.
On the young members of the Labor Party: ‘Really fucking little fanatics, right … aggressive little liars fucking gay boys …’
“The behavior is appalling and unacceptable and will not be tolerated and I have taken steps to deal with it.”
The prime minister said the first thing he heard about the allegations was when he saw 60 minutes last night.
The program was intended to reveal that the upper house MP gave thousands of dollars in cash and used parliamentary employees to create fake branch members and accumulate political influence within the Australian Labor Party.
Images show Somyurek on April 13 withdrawing $ 2,000 in cash from an ATM, before turning it in and dozens of party membership forms, to an adviser working for Labor Minister Marlene Kairouz, who then turns the forms over. and cash to the ALP headquarters.
The adviser reportedly made a similar cash drop earlier in the year.
“Well if he (the adviser) is caught on the street, he better not say he’s doing shit,” said Mr. Somyurek after the April 13 crash.
The MP said he will ask the police to investigate if he was recorded illegally.
Jaclyn Symes, Gabrielle Williams, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, Melissa Horne and Adem Somyurek in 2018
Adem Somyurek pictured in May, 2019. He is said to have controlled two thirds of Victoria’s Labor Party through branch stacking
What is branch stacking
Branch stacking involves recruiting or registering members for a local branch of a political party in order to influence the outcome of internal preselection of candidates for the federal and state parliament.
Adem Somyurek’s statement in full
This morning I notified the Prime Minister of my resignation as Minister.
It follows the posting of numerous personal and private conversations between me and a long-term friend and ally of my factions.
It is clear that I was recorded and monitored in a federal electoral office without my knowledge and that this material was published without my knowledge of its existence or my consent.
I will take steps to seek a police investigation into these matters.
Regarding the allegations about party membership, I reject them and will provide a rigorous defense during the process of any party.
The conversations posted without my knowledge or consent were with someone I trusted about the party’s internal affairs.
There are many robust discussions taking place on any given day in the Labor Party across all factions.
However, I accept and take full responsibility for the fact that my language on several occasions was simply not appropriate.
While Ms Williams and I have disagreed between factions for many years, I should not have used the language I made about her and I apologize unequivocally.
Furthermore, I deeply regret the language I used regarding highly valued and exceptional youth who are members of the LGBTI community.
These comments have rightly cost me my job.
Adem somyurek Quick Facts
- Adem Somyurek called Gabrielle Williams a ‘psycho b****’ in foul-mouthed tirade
- She has slammed his ‘violent’ language and said she is glad he has been sacked
- Ms Williams also thanked colleagues for support after recordings were aired
- Mr Somyurek has apologised for the rant and has resigned from the Labor Party