A TORY MP today came out as trans for the first time ever – and revealed they have been raped and blackmailed in a horrific ordeal.
Dr Jamie Wallis, the MP for Bridgend in Wales who has not yet given preferred pronouns, announced he has been diagnosed with gender dysphoria but has “felt this way” since childhood.
The 2019-intake backbencher, 37, said: “I have never lived my truth and I’m not sure how. Perhaps it starts with telling everyone.”
In a moving statement released in the early hours Dr Wallis revealed he was raped in September after refusing to have sex with an internet date.
He said: “I ‘hooked up’ with someone who I met online and when I chose to say ‘no’ on the basis that he wouldn’t wear a condom he chose to rape me.
“I have not been myself since the incident and I don’t think I will ever recover.
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“It is not something you ever forget, and it is not something you ever move on from.”
Dr Wallis said he was “outed” as trans to his father in April 2020 and had pictures sent to family members in a blackmail ordeal.
He said the blackmailer demanded £50,000 to “keep quiet” but eventually was jailed for 2 years.
The MP also admitted fleeing the scene after crashing their car in November last year “because I was terrified”.
He said: “I have PTSD and honestly have no idea what I was doing except I was overcome by an overwhelming sense of fear.”
Dr Wallis released the 3am Twitter statement with the words “It’s time.” after enjoying a get-together dinner with Tory MPs.
He said he has received “incredible support” from colleagues and the party whips through tough times, convincing him to speak out.
He said he expected to “leave politics well before I ever said this out loud”.
His moving statement was met with a slew of support from fellow Tories online.
Rutland MP Alicia Kearns tweeted: “Your bravery will give hope and courage to people across our country. From the trans community, to survivors.
“We are here for you, as you live your life as your true self, but ever as our friend.”