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Ousted federal Labor MP Emma Husar says she was ‘slut-shamed’ as she stars on SAS Australia

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Ousted federal Labor MP Emma Husar says she was 'slut-shamed' as she stars on SAS Australia

Emma Husar hopes her appearance on SAS Australia will prove to her detractors just how strong she really is after she facing a ‘flashing’ scandal in parliament. 

The former federal Labor MP has claimed political operatives made up sexual harassment claims to ruin her career.  

Husar alleges people within the party leaked false allegations she exposed herself to MP Jason Clare in a ‘Sharon Stone’ move in Canberra in 2017. 

Tough: Emma Husar (pictured) hopes her appearance on SAS Australia will prove to her detractors just how strong she really is

Tough: Emma Husar (pictured) hopes her appearance on SAS Australia will prove to her detractors just how strong she really is

Tough: Emma Husar (pictured) hopes her appearance on SAS Australia will prove to her detractors just how strong she really is

Appearing on Monday’s premiere episode, the 41-year-old faced a gassing challenge where she coughed and spluttered while choking on fumes – but she was determined to see it through. 

She explained in the accompanying interview: ‘I was slut shamed viciously and  relentlessly out of my job. 

‘Being accused in the parliament of flashing my colleague and his infant son whilst I wasn’t wearing underwear, in what the media called the “Sharon Stone”. 

She explained on the show: 'I was slut shamed viciously and relentlessly out of my job. Being accused in the parliament of flashing my colleague and his infant son whilst I wasn't wearing underwear, in what the media called the "Sharon Stone". That really disempowered me'

She explained on the show: 'I was slut shamed viciously and relentlessly out of my job. Being accused in the parliament of flashing my colleague and his infant son whilst I wasn't wearing underwear, in what the media called the "Sharon Stone". That really disempowered me'

She explained on the show: ‘I was slut shamed viciously and relentlessly out of my job. Being accused in the parliament of flashing my colleague and his infant son whilst I wasn’t wearing underwear, in what the media called the “Sharon Stone”. That really disempowered me’

‘That really disempowered me, it took away my agency.’ 

Husar added: ‘Screw you to every person has ever underestimated me, ever doubted my integrity or my ability to do anything ‘. 

The ‘Sharon Stone’ refers to a scene in the 1992 film Basic Instinct where Stone’s character flashes her nude crotch at during an interrogation. 

After the ‘flashing’ claim and other allegations of workplace bullying were published by Buzzfeed in 2018, Husar announced she would not stand for re-election in 2019.

The former MP for Lindsay in Sydney’s west said she was traumatised by the incident, comparing it to the alleged rape of Brittany Higgins in Parliament House.

‘This is a human rights violation. I had the right to go to work, the right to be treated with respect. I had the right to be given fair consideration, natural justice processes and procedural fairness that everyone else is entitled to,’ she said.

Career: After the 'flashing' claim and other allegations of workplace bullying were published by Buzzfeed in 2018, Husar announced she would not stand for re-election in 2019. She fought tears when she announced her decision

Career: After the 'flashing' claim and other allegations of workplace bullying were published by Buzzfeed in 2018, Husar announced she would not stand for re-election in 2019. She fought tears when she announced her decision

Career: After the ‘flashing’ claim and other allegations of workplace bullying were published by Buzzfeed in 2018, Husar announced she would not stand for re-election in 2019. She fought tears when she announced her decision 

‘And also, to not have my sex, my gender, any of that weaponised and used against me for political gain… this is why they are reluctant to do anything because it’s a political problem. Same as in Brittany’s case.’ 

Husar said if she did not receive an apology from Labor leader Anthony Albanese she would sue the party for sexual harassment and discrimination, the Sydney Morning Herald  reported in May. 

Buzzfeed and Ms Husar settled out of court on July 2019. The media outlet retracted the story and apologised for not seeking comment from her before publishing. 

SAS Australia continues Tuesday at 7.30pm on Channel Seven 

Trauma: The former MP for Lindsay in Sydney's west said she was traumatised by the incident, comparing it to the alleged rape of Brittany Higgins in Parliament House

Trauma: The former MP for Lindsay in Sydney's west said she was traumatised by the incident, comparing it to the alleged rape of Brittany Higgins in Parliament House

Trauma: The former MP for Lindsay in Sydney’s west said she was traumatised by the incident, comparing it to the alleged rape of Brittany Higgins in Parliament House 

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