Lisa Wilkinson (pictured in Sydney in June) has apologized to ex-Senator Andrew Laming for a tweet she made after he was accused of taking an inappropriate photo of a woman

Lisa Wilkinson pictured smiling with a man who punched a stranger

Lisa Wilkinson has apologized to ex-MP Andrew Laming for a tweet she made after he was accused of taking an inappropriate photo of a woman.

The former Queensland MP has been accused of taking a picture of a woman who accidentally showed her underwear while bending over to fill a fridge in 2019.

Crystal White said the photo was ‘really inappropriate’ because she leaned over, but Dr Laming insisted the snap was ‘completely dignified’.

Lisa Wilkinson (pictured in Sydney in June) has apologized to ex-Senator Andrew Laming for a tweet she made after he was accused of taking an inappropriate photo of a woman

Wilkinson apologized on Sunday for a tweet she made in March 2021 (pictured)

Wilkinson apologized on Sunday for a tweet she made in March 2021 (pictured)

Queensland Police found “no evidence to indicate a criminal offence”.

Wilkinson apologized on Sunday for a tweet she made in March 2021.

“In March 2021 I posted a tweet about Andrew Laming. I now accept that the claim made about Dr Laming in that tweet was false and defamatory,” she wrote.

“I withdraw this statement unconditionally and apologize to Dr. Laming for any injury and offense caused to him as a result of my conduct.”

Dr Laming said he felt relieved by Wilkinson’s apology, but said he would not be satisfied until the “original editor” did the same.

“I won’t be truly vindicated until the original publisher of the false allegations takes responsibility or is brought to justice,” he told news.com.au.

The former National Liberal Party backbencher is suing Nine Media for defamation, with the Federal Court hearing scheduled for October.

Dr Laming (pictured in May 2021) said he was relieved by Wilkinson's apology, but said he would not be satisfied until the 'original editor' did the same

Dr Laming (pictured in May 2021) said he was relieved by Wilkinson’s apology, but said he would not be satisfied until the ‘original editor’ did the same

“In March 2021 I posted a tweet about Andrew Laming. I now accept that the claim made about Dr Laming in that tweet was false and defamatory,’ Wilkinson tweeted on Sunday.

In March 2019, Dr Laming said he would step back from all parliamentary roles to seek advice after allegations of harassment surfaced.

“I will immediately step down from all parliamentary roles and complete the two counseling courses I have committed to; as well as additional clinical guidance, and request confidentiality while this is completed,’ the statement read.

He has since been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and says daily medication has improved his life.

The former MP said his diagnosis ‘was no excuse’ for his actions but his diagnosis had improved his relationship with his children.

Dr Laming decided to take legal action against the network after Queensland Police found ‘no evidence to point to a criminal offence’.

Ms White, a mother from Brisbane, told Nine News that the photo taken of her by Dr Laming was ‘really inappropriate’ as she had bent over.

She was placing drinks in a refrigerator at a landscaping company.

Dr Laming said the photo simply showed ‘someone trying to fit an impossible amount of stock into a fridge’ and offered to delete it.

Separately, the ex-senator admitted to trolling two women on social media – with one voter saying it left her on the brink of suicide.

Separately, Dr Laming (pictured) admitted to trolling two women on social media - with one voter claiming it left her on the brink of suicide

Separately, Dr Laming (pictured) admitted to trolling two women on social media – with one voter claiming it left her on the brink of suicide

Dr Laming apologized to the two women in writing and in a speech to Parliament after being rushed into the office of former Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

“His comments were not acceptable to either the women or the prime minister,” a spokesman for the prime minister’s office said.

“Every Australian has the right to feel safe online and Mr Laming is committed to changing his online communication practices.”

Dr Laming in March 2021 said he acknowledged his comments about Brisbane women Alix Russo and Sheena Hewlett had left them in considerable distress.

“I want to express my regret and deep apologies for any hurt and distress the communication may have caused,” Dr Laming said.

“I want to retract these comments and issue an unqualified public apology.”

In a Facebook post, Dr Laming accused Ms Russo, a single mother, of embezzling funds from a homeless charity.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Dr Laming for comment.

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