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Rachel MacGregor files Colin Craig lawsuit

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 5 days ago Cassie Devoy

Colin Craig's former press secretary Rachel MacGregor has filed a lawsuit against him.

Ms MacGregor filed papers to counter-sue Mr Craig in the High Court in Auckland on Tuesday.

The former Conservative Party leader filed defamation proceedings against her in November 2016, but Ms MacGregor says she was never served and only learned about it through the media this week.

"When media alerted me that Mr Craig had sued me, I sought legal advice. That advice was that I needed to file a document by today in order to protect my legal position," she told NZ Newswire.

Mr Craig denied any legal action against Ms MacGregor last week but said he had considered it.

Ms MacGregor resigned as Mr Craig's press secretary two days before the 2014 election and made a sexual harassment complaint against him.

He's been involved in a series of defamation suits since, including with Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater.

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