Disgraced former Whitehorse councillor Peter Allan has been caught blatantly lying over his ratepayer-funded visit to a brothel. Peter Rolfe at the Sunday Herald Sun has brilliantly exposed the outrage.
In last week’s Sunday Herald Sun, he insisted that he had merely visited a strip club and stuck the council with the tab “by mistake”. It was a laughable explanation at best, even if it was true that he’d paid for drinks at a strip club, as he was saying last week. Turns out he was lying through his teeth.
This week, it can be revealed that the receipt Allan lodged with the council which he insisted was a mistaken payment to a Fyshwick ‘strip club’ was in fact a payment to AT & T Enterprises Pty Ltd whose trading names are Northside Health Studio and Star Escorts.
Their website – accessible only for people over the age of eighteen – details what sort of business they are in.
It explains (innocent eyes should be averted):
Q: what fantasies are available?
A. it depends on the girl, but some fantasies are anal, golden showers, mutual oral, kissing, various grades of b&d, spanish, fingering, fisting, anal on client, gfe, spanking, lesbian doubles, straight doubles, bi doubles, and gang bangs. We are open to negotiation and suggestion.
His defence that “it was just a mistake” when he put in the debit card receipt relies on a claim that somehow he forgot his experience at the Northside Studios, despite the prompts on the receipt itself including that the expense was incurred at 3 minutes past midnight.
Every word the corrupt ousted councillor utters about this scandal buries him further, he claims he was there for only twenty minutes when the $130 bill he made ratepayers pick up clearly bought substantially more time than that in 1999.
Peter Rolfe identified the inconsistencies:
“It was nine years ago, I don’t remember exactly what happened,” he said. “It was like the Kevin Rudd incident.
“I went in with two other guys, they asked for two strippers and that’s all I’m prepared to say.
“I didn’t participate in anything other than that. We were only there for 20 minutes, there was no intercourse or anything like that.”
But a spokeswoman for the centre said they did not offer stripper services.
The studio’s website says it is “Canberra’s largest brothel with the biggest choice of ladies”.
Further, as Allan himself is well aware, the story of his theft only came to public attention because – when inebriated – he mentioned the incident to a number of people. Because he was drunk at the time, some assumed he was just skiting. Due to the hard-working journalism of the Sunday Herald Sun’s Peter Rolfe, we know now the truth and can see the proof with our own eyes.
It’s truth stranger than fiction: a public official visiting a prostitute might seem controversial enough, but for him to charge the public for his not-cheap thrills transcends even the highest levels of shameful misconduct and criminality.
This literally obscene abuse of public funds is seen as unprecedented by municipal observers.
Certainly it is the greatest scandal seen at the Whitehorse Council. Which makes ever more curious the role of Jon Ryan, a local “journalist” and staunch defender of the corrupt councillor Peter Allan.
As we reported earlier this week, Ryan wrote a bizarre and highly controversial attack on Allan’s critics, describing those who reported the disgraced ex-councillor’s theft to the Sunday Herald Sun and the authorities.
VEXNEWS has learned that Ryan’s colleagues at News Limited were scandalised by his unusual besmirching of one of his colleagues and a very extravagant and poorly considered sledging of a story clearly of considerable public interest that exposed a most spectacular case of wrongdoing.
Now it is clear that the corrupt councillor paid for a prostitute not a few drinks at a “strip club”, it will be interesting to see how Ryan manages to spin what is much more than a political embarrassment to the Whitehorse council but a serious, pre-meditated crime involving an outrageous abuse of power.
Councillor Allan must now be prosecuted over this abuse.
His sole public defender Whitehorse Leader reporter Jon Ryan must now seriously consider his position and why on Earth he is defending a thief who stole ratepayers funds to pay for his use of prostitutes in Canberra. VEXNEWS admires strongly principled stands taken regardless of popularity, but Ryan’s position is one taken regardless of morality or common sense.
Colleagues talking out of turn to VEXNEWS explain Ryan is an angry and occasionally self-important lad who clearly identified with the unfortunate situation Allan found himself in after booking up a prostitute to his expense account. Another thought it unlikely anyone would ever notice something he wrote on a blog on the the Leader’s website.
While he’s pondering his future at News Limited, he would do well to consider what news is (as defined by a Times of London owner long before Rupert Murdoch arrived to save that great journal):
News is what somebody somewhere wants to suppress; all the rest is advertising.