Third Queensland woman levels allegations at Liberal MP Andrew Laming
A third Queensland woman has spoken out about the conduct of Queensland Liberal MP Andrew Laming.
Crystal White claims Mr Laming took a picture of her bottom on his mobile phone in 2019, while her underwear was exposed as she bent down and filled a fridge with drinks at a landscape supplies business in Brisbane.
"The photo was really inappropriate, especially when I was bent over," she alleges.
Witnesses have supported her claim, including her colleague Sean Blinco.
"My manager at the time saw him do it and forced Andrew Laming to delete the photo off his phone," he said.
After seeing 9News' investigation into Mr Laming, Mr Blinco sent a message to his public Facebook page.
"Remember the time you took a photo of an employee bending over at a local landscaping yard you perve?" the message said.
"We had to force you to delete it before you left the store? We remember."
The reply: "I do but it wasn't meant to be rude. I thought it was funny but your reaction was awkward."
9News showed the interaction to Ms White.
"Thought it was funny? My reaction is, how is that funny? What's funny about taking a picture of a lady bending over?" she said.
Mr Laming deleted the picture when staff demanded he do so. But Ms White's dealings with Mr Laming continued.
"He asked me what I want to do for my job. I said I want to get into youth because I'm really passionate about youth and he said he could get me into schools."
Ms White did speak to Andrew Laming over Facebook messenger, where he offered the then 26-year-old mother-of-one help to find work in the juvenile system.
She never got a job but was offered an invitation to a house warming party at the MP's home.
"I guess that was to try and win me over so I didn't do anything about it, the picture," she said.
Two days ago, a 9News investigation revealed Mr Laming had been bullying two women from him electorate online.
One of the women, Alix Russo, said the interactions had left her contemplating suicide.
The Prime Minister reprimanded Mr Laming and forced him to make a public apology, which he did - on the floor of Parliament.
Then last night, 9News exposed a Facebook engagement in which Laming seemed mocking his own apology.
Following the reveal last night, Mr Morrison today said he has asked Mr Laming to complete an awareness course "to build his understanding and awareness about his actions".
"The way you fix this is we've got to educate, inform and increase awareness to change behaviour," Mr Morrison said.
"I want to see behaviour change. We've all got a job to do with that. And he certainly has a job to do on this and we've discussed this very directly, this morning, and he's agreed to participate in that, and then submit himself to that as he should."
"Today I was informed of the significant distress experienced by two of my constituents as a result of my online commentary with them," he said earlier this week.
"I express my regret and deep apologies for the hurt and distress that that communication may have caused."