Written by Staff Writer
23 Apr, 2015 | 8:51 am
New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key has publicly apologized to an Auckland waitress for pulling her ponytail while visiting her cafe.
The un-named waitress wrote in a blog that he had tugged her ponytail on several occasions, even after she had asked him not to.
This embarrassing apology comes after the anonymous woman posting a contribution to the blog on Wednesday, accusing the prime minister of harassing and bullying her.
The waitress wrote on the Daily Blog that the hair-pulling started during last November’s election campaign, when Mr Key’s National Party was re-elected.
However he had apologist and gave the woman two bottles of wine.
Mr Key’s office said in a statement: “His actions were intended to be light-hearted. It was never his intention to make her feel uncomfortable and he has apologized to her.”
Mr Key told reporters on Wednesday that he had “a very warm and friendly relationship” with staff at the cafe where “we have lots of fun and games there, there’s always lots of practical jokes and things”.
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