UDP Chairman asks why Andre Perez matter wasn’t reported to police
Another point of contention that Peyrefitte spoke on was the fact that the Prime Minister was aware of this affair and the allegations of sexual harassment since April this year. The UDP Chair is now questioning why the matter was not immediately reported to the authorities.
Michael Peyrefitte, UDP Chairman: “And what struck me is that I saw a news item where the Prime Minister had said certain concerns were put to me, I waited two weeks to call the minister and when I spoke to him it didn’t seem to me like what he was talking about was of any matter or moment to be excited about. What I am saying is that that Prime Minister should have said given certain concerns expressed by people the matter should have been turned over to the police for a proper investigation and then if the person doesn’t want to bring a formal complaint or is saying things like that about the minister and the minister is saying those things are not true then he can sue the person for libel. But one I would like to say as well I’m not leaving the purported victims off the hook either. If your life was threatened, if you were the subject of predatory behavior by anybody then you need to report that matter to the police and file a formal complaint and say I request charges in this matter. You have to do that too.”