Former Upper Hunter Kuomintang lawmaker who resigned to investigate rape allegations will not be prosecuted

Former NSW parliamentarian Michael Johnson will not be prosecuted after being charged under parliamentary privileges for raping sex workers.

Earlier this year, the New South Wales Parliament heard allegations that a member of parliament sitting in 2019 raped a sex worker in the Blue Mountains.

Johnson then revealed himself as a defendant and resigned from his role as Upper Hunter MP in March.

He has consistently denied his claims.

ABC’s investigation later invalidated his sexting while in Congress.

His resignation triggered by-elections, helping the Kuomintang retain its seats, resigning Labor leader Jodi McKay and promoting Chris Minns to that role.

“New South Wales police have sought legal advice from the Prosecutor’s Office on these issues,” New South Wales police said in a statement on Sunday.

“There was insufficient acceptable evidence to proceed with the prosecution in accordance with the DPP recommendations.”

Mr. Johnson criticized Blue Mountains lawmaker Trish Doyle for airing the accusation and said the decision proved it.

He wants Doyle to be expelled from Congress.

“Members of the Blue Mountains have recklessly and maliciously abused Congressional privileges without investigating the facts in question,” Johnson said in a statement.

Federal Nationalist leader Barnaby Joyce reiterated Johnson’s remarks, saying Sky News Doyle should quit.