The Prime Minister has apologised to a waitress who accused him of repeatedly pulling her hair at an Auckland cafe.
The waitress made the claims in an anonymous blog post. She is said to be by a waitress at a cafe frequented by John Key and his wife Bronagh near their Parnell mansion.
My thoughts, as I dashed them off to Twitter earlier:
(I was corrected: the manager is a woman.)
Sadly, I expect this will be like so many stories of its kind: a one- or two-day wonder in the media, breathless headlines about “what the waitress said about the PM”, and then we’ll all move on.
Some related reading on the general principles:
- Mythcommunication: It’s Not That They Don’t Understand, They Just Don’t Like The Answer – Yes Means Yes (specifically around sexual assault)