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NZ PM in ponytail-pulling problem






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New Zealand's leader John Key is in trouble because he pulled a waitress' hair in a café. He apologised after Amanda Bailey posted this online. He pulled her hair many times in the café. She said it started last year during an election campaign. She told him to stop many times, but he didn't listen. She could take him to court for "hostile touching". A legal expert said Mr Key was "an older white male with a lot of power," and Ms Bailey was powerless.

Mr Key apologised and said he was just joking with the waitress. People think the apology is not enough. A women's rights campaigner said Mr Key had broken the law and what he did was illegal. New Zealand's deputy leader said it was unacceptable behaviour. She said Mr Key should know where people's personal boundaries lie. An equal rights group said: "It's never OK to touch someone without their permission."

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