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Jeremy Samuel says he met the woman who has alleged she was raped by a cabinet minister in January 1988 during that same year.
“I was her friend,” Samuel told Guardian Australia on Monday. “I just want to say that my friend was an incredibly smart, witty, talented and capable person.”
Samuel and the woman met in Brisbane when they were high-achieving teenagers with shared interests, and kept in touch for three decades. He said she first revealed the historical rape allegation to him in June 2019, a year before her death. “Not just her death but a lot of events of her life were tragically sad,” he said.
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