Leaked footage shows a One Nation senate candidate groping dancers and making disparaging comments about a woman in a Washington DC strip club, as the blowout from the party’s trip to the United States continues.
The party’s Queensland leader Steve Dickson was also caught saying “I’ve done more Asian than I know what to do with” and that strip clubs are better in the Philippines because women dance on top of the bars and “then take everything off”, an undercover investigation by Al Jazeera claims.
The recording was captured by an undercover journalist and was leaked to Nine’s A Current Affair which broadcast the footage on Monday night.
Mr Dickson, who is married, reportedly calls one of the dancers a “bitch” before describing her as “hot” and can be heard saying Asian women don’t know what they’re doing during sex and “white women f*** a whole lot better”.
It comes more than a month after the Al Jazeera investigation released footage from a meeting between Mr Dickson, Pauline Hanson’s chief of staff James Ashby and the National Rifle Association in Washington, DC in September 2018.
In footage Mr Dickson is recorded as saying that with enough funding, One Nation would get the balance of power and have control over the government, to be able to weaken Australia’s gun laws.
Senator Hanson stood by the men after the footage was aired and insisted Mr Dickson was a “family man”.
“He’s a good man and Steve Dickson would never ever want to water down the gun laws in Australia, the same as I won’t,” she said at the time.
Senator Hanson is expected to hold a press conference on Tuesday morning.
Australian Associated Press