A Greek Australian woman who currently resides in Messinia Greece had made claims that the well known Greek-Australian state Politician, Theo Theophanous, had raped her after accompanying him to his Parliament House office in September 1998 after a late-night. Police are investigating the claims by the woman in her 40s whose identity is not revealed. Mr Theophanous has accused the woman, whose claims against him were published at length in The Age newspaper, of paving the way for a payout through the courts. Police are facing mounting pressure to interview Mr Theophanous as soon as possible and finalise their 18-month investigation into the incident. After the claims Mr. Theophanous resigned from his position as a state assemblyman until the investigation is over.
Now the question is will he get back to politics or is his career over even if the investigators conclude that there is no evidence for the claims made by the Greek 40year old woman.
Mr Theophanous, who has denied any wrongdoing from the beginning, made no comment yesterday but his supporters believe he cannot be dumped if he is not charged — and that he will be exonerated.