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Sex case against Australian speaker thrown out

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A sex harassment case brought by a male staffer that led to Australia's parliamentary speaker resigning was thrown out of court after a judge branded it a politically motivated abuse of process. 

Peter Slipper (C) pictured on March 2, 2002. A sex harassment case brought by a male staffer that led to Slipper, Australia's parliamentary speaker, resigning was thrown out of court after a judge branded it a politically motivated abuse of process.

Peter Slipper quit as speaker in October, six months after his former staffer James Ashby made allegations of harassment involving lewd text messages, unwanted advances and inappropriate comments.

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