The father of a South Dublin “sugar baby” at the heart of an Australian political sex scandal has labelled his daughter a “bloody eejit”.
But the dismayed dad of the woman named by Oz media as Amy Keating, 25, says his daughter would never resort to blackmail.
And the dating website, Seeking Arrangement, used by Ms Keating and Australian front bench minister Andrew Broad has said it will not be taking action against the Irish woman – adding that Amy’s refusal to put up with the minister’s behaviour is a result of the #MeToo movement.
Dubbed “Fifty Shades Of G’day”, the scandal has seen 43-year-old Mr Broad quit his job – and now the entire government is under threat.
It is understood that Ms Keating, who recently moved to Hong Kong, was contacted by Mr Broad, who is married, via Seeking Arrangement.
The pair exchanged online messages before he flew to Hong Kong to meet her But during dinner, Amy told Australian magazine New Idea, that she became uncomfortable and left.
Later that evening, it’s alleged she sent a text to the politician telling him to pay her “the allowance” of 8,000 Hong Kong dollars (€890) into her Paypal account or else she would go public, reportedly stating: “I’m fully aware of how much more I could get if I went public to the papers with my story”.