Maori Party candidate Derek Fox has alluded to a violent incident against a woman in his past, but says he is a reformed man.
The reference was made in a statement to the Truth newspaper which has a story this week suggesting violence in his past.
“I have done some things in the past that I now regret,” said Mr Fox.
“I surrendered myself to the authorities, I sought help to address those issues, and I believe I am a very different person now.
“I have made my peace. I have fronted up, and I take responsibility for my unacceptable behaviour.
“All this happened a long time ago and I have spent my life since then trying to do good and to contribute positively to our society.”
The Herald understands he is alluding to a historic case that may be subject to court orders.
Sounds pretty messy. But very interesting to note this comment:
It is understood the Labour Party has been planning to make allegations against Mr Fox in the House under parliamentary privilege.
Now Labour appointed Derek Fox to be Chair of Maori TV. Did they know of this alleged historical violence when they appointed him and only when he then stands against Parekura chose to release it?Tags: Derek Fox, domestic violence, Labour, Maori Party