‘Sugar baby’ scandal threatens to derail the government as it is revealed Scott Morrison’s office knew about disgraced former MP Andrew Broad’s seedy sext exchanges with Irish blonde for WEEKS
- Prime Ministers office reportedly knew about legal case in ‘sugar baby’ scandal
- ‘Sugar baby’ at centre of sexting scandal tried to blackmail MP through 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 office of Prime Minster Scott Morrison reportedly knew about legal proceedings between a senior MP and a woman he met on a ‘sugar daddy’ website two weeks before the story became public.
Assistant Minister Andrew Broad resigned from parliament on December 17 after New Idea published an article revealing the married father had met up with the woman in Hong Kong and sent her a stream of racy messages.
Weeks before the resignation, the woman, Hong Kong based Irish national Amy Keating, allegedly demanded he pay her more than $1,450 to keep her quiet.
Broad reportedly told Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack about the alleged blackmail in early November and he advised that he inform the Australian Federal Police.
Following the release of the scandal, Mr Broad announced his resignation from the front bench and later said he would not re-contest his seat at the next election so he could focus on his family – his wife of 19-years Rachel (left) and their new foster child
After investigating the issue the AFP reportedly advised that they have no jurisdiction over texts sent from Hong Kong.
Scott Morrison’s office were informed of the legal proceedings on December 3, according to The Sydney Morning Herald, although the Prime Minister himself was not aware of the case until it became public.
The New Idea article ran a number of explosive claims by Ms Keating including that Mr Broad, 43, had sent her a number of lewd messages, referring to himself as ‘James Bond’, while bragging about his ‘important job’.
The article did not, however, mention the blackmail attempt that was carried out over text messages from Ms Keating, who went by the online alias ‘Sweet Sophia Rose.’
Amy Keating (pictured), a ‘sugar baby’ known online as ‘Sweet Sophia Rose’, told New Idea earlier this month she had been texting the 43-year-old married man
In new text messages shared with the Herald Sun, the ‘sugar baby’ at the centre of sexting scandal tried to get political Andrew Broad to buy her silence (pictured)
‘I have all your seedy messages and will go public with more story if you don’t transfer the allowance of 8000 HKD ($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’
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)
According to Ms Keating’s texts, the Victoria MP gave off a ‘good guy’ image but was actually the opposite.
After the scandal was made public, Mr Broad 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.
‘I pull you close, run my strong hands down your back, softly kiss your neck and whisper, ‘G’day mate’,’ he wrote.