Response by the Government to the false claim being spread around by Mr. Asot Michael


The attention of the Government of Antigua and Barbuda has been brought to a press statement issued by Mr. Asot Michael in which elaborate and false accusations have been made, trying to implicate Prime Minister Gaston Browne in yet another scandal involving Mr. Michael.

According to Mr. Michael’s press statement, he has been accused of harassing an employee of the EMS who has lodged a complaint with the Police. This is not the first time that Mr. Michael has been accused of sexual violations, involving our youth. My government expects the police and prosecution authorities to do all that they can within the law to protect our youth from sexual predators and to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice.

It is Mr. Michael’s normal practice whenever his notorious behaviour becomes public knowledge, to cast himself as a victim and to falsely and maliciously accuse others of conspiring against him. This is his usual attempt to cover-up wrongful deeds and to distract attention from himself.

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda makes it clear that no one in the government, including the Prime Minister, was aware of the complaint of molestation brought against Asot Michael by an EMS employee, until the complaint was made to the Police and the information was circulated in the public domain.

As far as the Government is concerned, the matters to which Asot Michael refers in his press statement are between him, his accuser and the Police who, no doubt, will deal with it in the same manner with which it deals with all complaints of sexual assault.

There are aspects of Mr. Michael’s statement concerning the Prime Minister which are defamatory on their face. In this regard, legal advice will be sought and appropriate action taken.

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  1. The bachanal is just beginning. Let’s see who survive this war within the Labor Party.

    They wanted you to believe. Specifically he wanted you that it is the UPP, it’s leadership and executive have issues with one another.

    This is a page turner!

  2. Karma! A certain minister of government must be laughing his face off to see these two bad playing each other as they did to him when he became LO in 2004. The MP probably thought he could do the same thing as he did in a former administration little did he know of the phrase (stand for correction if the quote is wrong).

  3. So they will deal with it like they normally do in ALL cases of sexual assault. Really? I wish this statement by the police was true. I wish all victims of sexual assault or any other assault would receive the same level of priority that this allegation against Mr Michael is going to receive. Sadly Mr Michael will be like a lamb to the slaughter in this instance. He who is without sin let him cast the first stone.

  4. You had nothing to do with this just like you had nothing to do with the bus cases. Even when the auditor general stated under oath in court that the cabinet ordered him to do the audit of the buses, you still got on public radio and said you were not involved. Sir, you are such a liar that only the illiterates in Antigua will believe anything that comes out of your mouth.

  5. IF there is a sexual violation of any kind, throw the book at the perprtrator and bring him to justice. This is a matter for the police and the courts. They need to get to the bottom of this.

  6. Yes indeed.
    This is not the first time. However, GB, you condoned it, you remained silent, and you had no problem with him being on your ticket until now he asked you to tell the people about your family members and your source of income.

  7. After all mr.asot going through, witney drink and drunk and rushing to carry woman to work and go crash mr.asot vehicle in ah church bus and write off the church bus.
    Witney need to stop drink and drive and fix back the people dem church bus.

    • This statement is nasty, just like Asot says.

      And the venom with which the PM spoke swiftly on this, is the sort of hatred that would be behind a conspiracy.

      Word on the street is Asot isn’t lying this time.

      Wondering about fair trial for Asot too, since OPM flouted laws of non disclosure of certain types of offences.

      Purpose he purpose because he hates him.

      How else he expects to get him off ticket, save death?

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