Sex assault claims rock Ardern's New Zealand government

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Sex assault claims rock Ardern's New Zealand governmentNew Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern apologised Wednesday for her party's handling of an alleged sexual assault, as a top ally was forced to resign. In the most serious scandal Ardern has faced since she took office in late 2017, the centre-left leader admitted 'mistakes were made' after a Labour Party volunteer accused a senior party staffer of assault last year. 'Raising an allegation of sexual assault is an incredibly difficult thing to do -- for additional distress to be caused through the way these allegations are handled is incredibly distressing,' Ardern said in a statement.

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