A young Liberal candidate has lashed out at a critic and labelled him ‘a piece of scum’ after weeks of online trolling, abuse and sexist slurs.
Brooke Vitnell stands by her comments and vowed to continue calling out abuse against female candidates after she was slammed on her personal Facebook page last week.
The lawyer running as the Liberal candidate in the marginal NSW Hunter seat of Paterson has been subjected to a barrage of shocking abuse from trolls who branded her a ‘s**t’ and ‘bimbo with no brains’.
The online trolling has become so vile even Labor rivals have jumped to Ms Vitnell’s defence.
The abuse has escalated to the campaign trail, where at least 800 of her election posters have been either torn down or defaced with disgusting slurs, including 100 alone on the weekend…
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