A senior member of the European Parliament has resigned his position after he admitted breaking Belgium’s coronavirus lockdown rules to attend what is being described as an all-male orgy.
Jozsef Szajer, from Hungary’s Fidesz party led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban, admitted to being at the party of more than twenty people, including diplomats, on Tuesday. However, he made no mention of Belgian media’s claims that it was a sex party, according to The New York Times.
According to Brussel’s public prosecutor’s office, police were called to an apartment above a bar at 9:30 p.m. over a noise complaint. When officers arrived, they found about 20 people in the apartment, and two of the attendees invoked diplomatic immunity.
Szajer, 59, was seen fleeing down a drainpipe, his hands bloody, and he was located with drugs in his backpack. Szajer denied taking drugs and expressed his regret at breaking COVID-19 restrictions.
“I deeply regret for violating the COVID restrictions; it was irresponsible on my part. I am ready to stand for the fine that occurs,” Szàjer said. He apologized to his family.
Szajer is a founding member of Hungary’s ultra-conservative Fidesz party and co-authored the 2010 constitution that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman. The party has expressed anti-gay views and is strongly opposed to worldwide rights for women and LGBTQ people.