One Nation Candidate Resigns Over Video Showing Him At Strip Club Touching Dancer

One Nation has had it's fair share of scandals this year, from candidates being accused of trying to get donations from the American National Rifle Association to others saying some pretty misogynistic and homophobic things.

Well, it looks like the party has had it's biggest headache yet, with Queensland leader Steve Dickson caught at a strip club.

The footage has been aired by A Current Affair, which shows the married 56-year-old grope and proposition some of the dancers. As a result of the damaging news, he's decided to resign.

He's released a statement following the programme, which said: "The footage shown does not reflect the person I am. It shows a person who was drunk and not in control of his actions and I take full responsibility for allowing that to happen.

"I am deeply remorseful for the hurt that I have caused her, my family and the people that support me.

"I am also deeply remorseful for my disrespectful comments towards women."

Credit: A Current Affair
Credit: A Current Affair

Not only has he been caught in some pretty compromising positions, but he's also been recorded saying some rough remarks.

Mr Dickson is heard in the footage saying: "I've done more Asian than I know what to do with."

That's despite him saying that Caucasian women are better at sex than Asian women.

Another mentionable remark was: "She's keen, I think. I reckon we watch this bitch dance, she's hot."

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has fronted the media about the video, saying: "Steve's language and behaviour was unacceptable and does not meet my expectations, nor the greater public's expectation, of a person who is standing for public office.

"I am both a mother of three boys and the only female leader of a political party in this country. I wouldn't tolerate my own children behaving this way towards women."

Interestingly, the footage was filmed by the Al Jazerra team who published the How to Sell a Massacre investigation, which delved into how members of One Nation, including Mr Dickson, travelled to America to seek donations from large gun lobby groups.

But Al Jazaera said A Current Affair published the footage without their consent.

The news organisation didn't think it was in the public interest to air the video and has condemned the Channel 9 programme for going ahead without their prior approval.

Featured Image Credit: A Current Affair

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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