British MP suspended, sending sexual texts: Texts, tweets in the mix as political dirty laundry aired in public

January 5, 2016 5:34 pm

has claimed a “drink problem” led him to send sexually explicit
messages to teenager Sophena Houlihan. Photo / File Photo

A British MP suspended from the Labour Party for sending
salacious text messages to a 17-year-old girl is under fire from one
ex-wife while another adds to the public circus.
The first wife
of Simon Danczuk, 49, has claimed he was an abusive husband, pestered
her for sex and took drugs. Sonia Rossington, 39, accused Danczuk of
being a “sexual predator” during their 10-year marriage and wanted to
“spank” her.
The revelations further raise the prospect the MP for Rochdale could be expelled from the party.
second wife, Karen Danczuk, 33, has chimed in, accusing Rossington in a
series of messages posted on Twitter of “degrading” behaviour for
allegedly selling “seedy sex stories” about their marriage.

Rossington told the Mail: “Sexually he was quite
perverted. He introduced me to pornography shortly after we married and
wanted to tie me up and cane me. He also liked to use poppers – amyl
nitrite – as he said that made the sex better.
I was completely
controlled by him. It was a form of domestic violence, without the
hitting. I think he never hit me because he was usually too stoned.”
Danczuk has claimed a “drink problem” led him to send sexually explicit messages to teenager Sophena Houlihan.
Danczuk told the Sun on Sunday
he felt “lonely” and was “drunk” while on holiday in Spain when he sent
the texts. The father-of-five added “younger women are my Achilles
heel” but said he knew sending the messages was “wrong”.
has been an outspoken campaigner against child abuse and wrote a book
exposing Cyril Smith, a former Rochdale MP, as a serial paedophile.
Danczuk was suspended after he admitted sending explicit text messages
to Houlihan after she asked to do casework in his constituency offices.
in Australia a texting mishap has struck Immigration Minister Peter
Dutton. A journalist Dutton dubbed a “witch” in a message he
accidentally sent to her says it was a “solid sledge”, but has accepted
his apology.
Samantha Maiden, the political editor for New Corp’s
Sunday papers, received a text from the minister labelling her a “mad
f***ing witch”, after penning a column critical of his colleague Jamie
The message was reportedly intended for Briggs, who has
stepped down after acting inappropriately towards a diplomat while on an
overseas trip.
“It’s a solid sledge,” she told the Nine Network.
“I sent him a text immediately saying ‘you know mate, you’ve sent that
mad witch text to the mad witch’ and he was more than happy to apologise
right away.”
Maiden said Dutton made the decision to own up,
after she chose not to name him when appearing on Sunday television. She
hoped he doesn’t end up in the backbench.

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