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Nicholson apologises for flexi-rape comment

Published:Saturday | November 1, 2014 | 11:42 AM
Senator A.J. Nicholson. - File

Leader of Government Business in the Senate A.J. Nicholson has apologised for his flexi-rape comment made in the Upper House yesterday.



READ: Nicholson angers senators with flexi-rape comment



Nicholson made the comment while Opposition Senator Marlene Malahoo-Forte was rasing concern about the likely implications of the flexi-work law on women in Jamaica.



SEE FULL APOLOGY BELOW:



I wish to apologise most sincerely for any offence caused by a remark I made in the Senate yesterday (Friday, October 31). Some say that the remark was 'disrespectful', others maintain that it was 'flippant'.



Regardless, the fact that I did not mean to cause offence is not now the point; offence has been taken. And I wish to tender my apologies to the entire society.



I also wish to assure the public that deep lessons have been learnt by me as a result of having, unfortunately, made that brief remark.




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