After blasting Channel Seven, Labour MP Craig Thomson has now blasted A Current Affair.
ACA has spent 90 minutes at Craig Thomson’s office, after reportedly paying $60,000 for an interview with a prostitute who says he was a client.
Mr Thompson told News Ltd that the producer of ACA spent 90 minutes in his parliamentry office on Wednesday to seek his response to the claims made from the ananymous prostitute. Thomson said that he was told the woman had identified him from a photo and he had refused to view a DVD of the interview. “They said they have got the tape if you want to see it. I asked them if they paid for the interview and they said ‘yes’. To buy a story from a prostitute is chequebook journalism at it’s worst.”
“Who is going to take this seriously when they pay a prostitute money? It has absolutely no credibility” Thomson is quoted as saying. He also claimed ACA had offered to pay his wife “a substantial amount of money for an interview”
ACA and the programs producer, Grant Williams have not commented. It is unclear when the story will be broadcast, but they may wait until next week.