Bec Judd’s war of words with Dan Andrews twist as Brighton MP accuses PM of ‘blaming the victim’

Liberal MP for Brighton James Newbury has accused Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews of ‘victim blaming’ for dismissing AFL WAG Rebecca Judd’s fears about crime in his area.

Judd clashed with Mr Andrews last week after accusing his government of not doing enough to tackle crime in his posh Melbourne suburb of Brighton.

The Prime Minister dismissed his complaint that she felt unsafe – a move Mr Newbury said was unacceptable.

‘It’s a deeply disturbing way for a Prime Minister to respond’: Liberal MP for Brighton James Newbury accused Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (right) of ‘blaming the victim’ for dismissing fears of the ‘AFL WAG Rebecca Judd (left) on local crime

‘It doesn’t matter who this woman is or what her postcode is, when she brought up the fact that she was scared because a home invasion happened on her street, the Prime Minister fired her and victim blamed her,’ Mr Newbury told the Herald Sun on Monday.

“It’s a deeply troubling way for a prime minister to respond to a woman’s concern about her safety,” he added.

Mr Newbury had similar words for the Prime Minister on Sunday, tweeting: ‘How dare Daniel Andrews attack a woman because she doesn’t feel safe – what a creep.

Judd clashed with Mr Andrews last week after accusing his government of not doing enough to tackle crime in his posh Melbourne suburb of Brighton.  The Prime Minister dismissed her complaint that she did not feel safe

Judd clashed with Mr Andrews last week after accusing his government of not doing enough to tackle crime in his posh Melbourne suburb of Brighton. The Prime Minister dismissed her complaint that she did not feel safe

“This behavior is very much like victim blaming. There have been three home invasions in Brighton this week, a police shooting and numerous other home invasions on local streets in recent months.

Victoria Police launched Operation Ibis last week and have already arrested and charged 14 people.

Mr Newbury said residents were so scared they were hiring private security to protect them.

Weighing in on Monday's debate, Mr Newbury (pictured) told the Herald Sun: 'It doesn't matter who this woman is or what her postcode is, when she brought up the fact that she was scared because an invasion of domicile happened on her street, the Prime Minister fired her and the victim blamed her '

Weighing in on Monday’s debate, Mr Newbury (pictured) told the Herald Sun: ‘It doesn’t matter who this woman is or what her postcode is, when she brought up the fact that she was scared because an invasion of domicile happened on her street, the Prime Minister fired her and the victim blamed her ‘

Mr Newbury had similar words for the Prime Minister on Sunday, tweeting:

Mr Newbury had similar words for the Prime Minister on Sunday, tweeting: ‘How dare Daniel Andrews attack a woman because she doesn’t feel safe – what a creep.

Mr Newbury’s post came hours after Mr Andrews publicly dismissed Ms Judd’s complaint that she did not feel safe at her $7.3million Brighton mansion.

Judd had claimed in an Instagram post Thursday that his state government “didn’t seem to care” or do anything about the “rapes, bashings and home invasions at the hands of Bayside gangs.”

‘I’m not interested in arguing with Ms Judd,’ Mr Andrews said on Sunday.

Pictured: Rebecca Judd

The Prime Minister said he was ‘not interested in arguing with Ms Judd’ after saying she felt unsafe at her Brighton home in an Instagram post on Thursday.

‘The latest crime statistics released by an independent agency would not support these sweeping assessments’: The Victorian Prime Minister denied the mother-of-four’s claims on Sunday, insisting that recent crime statistics in his affluent suburb of Brighton did not support his fears

“I am also compelled to point out however, I believe there are over 70 additional police officers in the Bayside area, and the most recent crime statistics released by an independent agency would not support these thorough assessments on the patterns. of crime.”

Mr Andrews said an additional 500 police and 50 civil servants were deployed as part of the state budget in May.

“I say that with respect to Bec Judd, or anyone – I don’t want anyone to feel unsafe,” he said.

Upset: Judd slammed Andrews' government on Thursday for not doing enough to tackle 'rape, bashing and home invasions' in his posh suburb

Upset: Judd slammed Andrews’ government on Thursday for not doing enough to tackle ‘rape, bashing and home invasions’ in his posh suburb

‘I’m sorry she feels like this. The data would tell a different story, but it’s about personal feelings and your sense of security.

“I hope knowing these things, or maybe learning these things, will reassure her.”

Judd lives in the sprawling Brighton mansion in the southeast of the city with her husband, retired AFL star Chris Judd, and their four children.

The good life: She lives in a $7.3million mansion in Brighton, in the southeast of the city, with her husband, retired AFL star Chris Judd (right), and their four children.

The good life: She lives in a $7.3million mansion in Brighton, in the southeast of the city, with her husband, retired AFL star Chris Judd (right), and their four children.

His house has a gym, a tennis court that can be transformed into an “oval football pitch or cricket pitch” and a magnesium salt swimming pool.

There is also a spacious bar with a pool table and bar.

Judd wrote in his Instagram post: “So sick of the rapes, bashings and home invasions at the hands of Bayside gangs.

“I personally know two women who have suffered home invasions in Brighton over the past few weeks while at home.”

She reposted CCTV footage of a group of young men hiding outside properties in her affluent suburb and claimed it made her feel ‘unsafe’.

The teenagers, who were allegedly armed with knives, were filmed hiding in front of several properties in the Bayside area before stabbing a stolen BMW into a tree.

Scared:

Scared: ‘So sick of the rapes, bashings and home invasions at the hands of Bayside gangs,’ Bec wrote to Instagram

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