Jennifer Porter Biography
Jennifer Porter whose maiden name is Negus is the ex-wife of Christian Porter, an Australian Liberal Party politician and lawyer serving as Attorney-General of Australia since 2017, and has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Pearce since 2013. He was appointed Minister for Industrial Relations and Leader of the House in 2019. He is in the spotlight after being accused of a 1988 rape of a then 16-year-old female, who in 2020 killed herself.
Jennifer Porter was Christian Porter’s Second Wife
In the mid-2000s, Porter married Lucy Gunn, but they divorced. In 2008, Porter married Jennifer Negus, a former colleague, and granddaughter of former independent senator Syd Negus. He took paternity leave after his wife gave birth to their first child the day after being sworn in as the social services minister. They later had a second child but announced their separation in January 2020.
In November 2020, it was alleged on the ABC program Four Corners that, although married, Porter had kissed and cuddled a colleague’s political staffer in a public setting. Porter denied the allegation. He claimed that the staffer in question had also denied to Four Corners that the event occurred, but that the denial was not mentioned in the report. He again denied the allegation on the Perth radio channel 6PR.
Christian Porter Rape Allegations
In late February and early March 2021, there were days of media reportage of an unidentified federal cabinet minister being accused of a 1988 rape of a then 16-year-old female, who in 2020 killed herself. Government figures deferred action citing a referral to NSW Police; on 2 March 2021, the police announced there was “insufficient admissible evidence” to secure a prosecution. Porter came forward on 3 March 2021 and revealed himself to be the focus of this reporting, denying the accusation and denying any sexual contact with her.