REVEALED: Seedy exchange between Andrew Broad and glamorous ‘sugar baby’ who ‘tried to make him buy her silence’ over g’day sexting scandal
- The ‘sugar baby’ at centre of sexting scandal tried to bribe MP according to texts
- Amy Keating told New Idea she had been texting the 43-year-old married man
- But before the story leaked Ms Keating allegedly demanded he buy her silence
The ‘sugar baby’ at the centre of the sexting scandal with disgraced federal MP Andrew Broad allegedly demanded he pay her more than $1,400 to keep her quiet.
Amy Keating met Mr Broad on a dating website for ‘sugar babies’ and he took her for dinner at the exclusive Aqua restaurant while he was at a fruit conference in Hong Kong in September.
Earlier this month, Ms Keating told New Idea magazine that Mr Broad, 43, had sent her a number of lewd messages, referring to himself as ‘James Bond’, while bragging about his ‘important job’.
But it has now emerged that Ms Keating allegedly demanded that married Mr Broad pay her 8000 HKD ($A1450) to keep her quiet, the Herald Sun reported.
Amy Keating (pictured), a ‘sugar baby’ known online as ‘Sweet Sophia Rose’, told New Idea earlier this month she had been texting the 43-year-old married man
In new text messages shared with the Herald Sun, the ‘sugar baby’ at the centre of sexting scandal tried to get political Andrew Broad to buy her silence (pictured)
‘I have all your seedy messages and will go public with more story if you don’t transfer the allowance of 8000 HKD ($A1450) into my PayPal account … by the end of the day,’ one message said.
‘And believe me, I’m fully aware of how much more I could get if I went public to the papers with my story.’
Mr Broad met the Irish national who is based in Hong Kong at Aqua, an exclusive restaurant in Hong Kong where she claims her made her feel ‘uncomfortable’.
Ms Keating said she was ‘happy to leave’ the dinner where she felt like she couldn’t be herself.
Mr Broad (pictured) met the Irish national who is based in Hong Kong at Aqua, an exclusive restaurant in Hong Kong where she claims to have felt ‘uncomfortable’
According to Ms Keating’s texts, the Victoria MP gave off a ‘good guy’ image but was actually the opposite.
The Herald Sun said it understood that Mr Broad did not pay the woman and that he had accused her of blackmail.
Five weeks before the controversial texts were leaked, Mr Broad told Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack he would be willing to quit the front bench.
A conversation with Mr McCormack led Mr Broad to report the incident to the Australian Federal Police on November 8 but they decided they were unable to act as the case lacked jurisdiction.
In screenshots of what Ms Keating claims are text messages sent between the pair, Mr Broad, a former farmer, appears happy to capitalise on his Australian upbringing (pictured)
After the scandal was made public, Mr Keating announced his resignation from the front bench and later said he would not re-contest his seat at the next election so he could focus on his family – his wife of 19-years Rachel and their new foster child.
In screenshots of what Ms Keating claims are text messages sent between the pair, Mr Broad, a former farmer, appears happy to capitalise on his Australian upbringing.
After Ms Keating tells him she thinks Australian accents are ‘so sexy’, he sends her back a sexually charged message.
‘I pull you close, run my strong hands down your back, softly kiss your neck and whisper, ‘G’day mate’,’ he wrote.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison claimed he only learnt of the incident when the story broke on December 17 but many Coalition members believe the PM’s office was notified earlier.
Following the release of the scandal, Mr Keating announced his resignation from the front bench and later said he would not re-contest his seat at the next election so he could focus on his family – his wife of 19-years Rachel (left) and their new foster child