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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key could be in after he pulled the ponytail of a in a café. Mr Key apologised after waitress Amanda Bailey posted that the PM had pulled her hair many times when he visited the café. Ms Bailey said Mr Key started the hair-pulling last year during his campaign. She said she told him to stop and to not do it again, but he didn't listen to . She could now take New Zealand's leader to . He could be investigated for the of "hostile touching" if Ms Bailey goes to the . A New Zealand legal expert said: "You have to remember this is an white male with a lot of power." He said Ms Bailey was in a powerless position.

Mr Key has apologised for his and said he was just " around" (joking) with the waitress. However, many people in New Zealand think the is not enough. Women's rights campaigner Marilyn Waring told Radio New Zealand that she believed Mr Key had the law. She said: "I'm getting of it being called anything but ." New Zealand's deputy leader Tracey Martin said it was unacceptable behaviour for a of any country. She added: "If he doesn't understand where people's boundaries lie, we've got some rather problems." The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, said: "It's never OK to touch someone without their ."

 
 

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