Bob Hawke's daughter alleges he told her not to report rape: report
The daughter of late former Prime Minister Bob Hawke, Rosslyn Dillon, claims she was raped in the 1980s by a Labor MP but was asked by her father not to report it to police.
The allegations, first published by The New Daily, were made in a $4 million legal claim Ms Dillon has made on her father's estate.
In an affidavit lodged with the NSW Supreme Court, Ms Dillon reportedly alleges she told her father in the 1980s that she had been raped and he told her she could not go to the police.
'You can't go to the police. You can't. I can't have any controversies right now. I am sorry but I am challenging for the leadership of the Labor Party," he reportedly told her.
According to The New Daily, Ms Dillon says in the affidavit that she remains "haunted" by the sexual assaults allegedly committed by late Victorian Labor MP Bill Landeryou.
Mr Hawke's July 1982 challenge for the Labor leadership was unsuccessful.
Bill Hayden resigned as Labor leader in February 1983 and Mr Hawke was elected unopposed before going on to win the federal election on March 5.