Irish politician – parliament member Patrick Nulty – ultimately had no other choice but to resign after his inappropriate Facebook conduct was revealed.
Nulty was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for Dublin West in October 2011, but sat as an independent TD. Nulty’s position was the equivalent to being a Member of Congress.
However Nulty was urged to resign as a TD on March 22, 2014, after it was discovered he’d sent sexually suggestive, inappropriate messages through his Facebook to two women and a 17-year-old.
As though out of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” how to be naughty handbook, he’d asked the teenager if she’d “ever been spanked” and requested another mail him her underwear, says Metro.
Initially Nulty denied the actions – suggesting someone else had likely hacked his account or used his phone to gain access. But once faced with the evidence, he admitted to his poor Facebook behavior.
Nulty alleged his less than aboveboard manner on Facebook was due to being under the influence of alcohol. And the message to the underage girl had been inadvertently sent.
In a statement, the former Labor Party politician said he took “full responsibility” for his actions and would like to apologize “wholeheartedly” to the girl and her family.
For getting into hot water over texting sleazy messages via Facebook, the disgraced politician will receive a taxpayer-funded payout of €14,000 (nearly $20,000 US$), according to the Independent.
Despite his political career ending in shame, Nulty will walk away with a termination payment worth €13,961, and the 31-year-old will also be entitled to a small pension based on his working salary when he reaches 65.
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