Bob Hawke’s Daughter Claims He Told Her Not To Report Being Raped
By Elizabeth Daoud
One of the daughters of late former prime minister Bob Hawke has claimed she was raped by a Labor MP but was told by her father not to report it to authorities.
Rosslyn Dillon made the allegations in a $4 million legal claim launched against her father’s will, The New Daily reports.
According to an affidavit, Dillon alleges she was raped three times in the 1980s but was told by Hawke not to report it.
“You can’t go to the police. You can’t. I can’t have any controversies right now. I am sorry but I am challenging for the leadership of the Labor Party,” The New Daily reports Hawke said in response.
Dillion says the alleged sexual assaults have “haunted” her.
Hawke contested the Labor party leadership in 1982 but was unsuccessful.
In 1983, the then Labor leader Bill Hayden resigned and Hawke was elected unopposed and went on to win the election, becoming prime minister.
Hawke’ $18 million estates was left to his widow, Blanche D’Alpuget.