The woman who had a two-year affair with Auckland mayor Len Brown has revealed she was romantically involved with him when he acted as a referee for a council job.
Bevan Chuang,32, told TVNZ's Sunday programme that she was in a relationship with Brown, a married father of three, when he wrote a reference for a job at the council-run Auckland Art Gallery in July 2011.
"He was a referee...I got the job and of course the referees are important...yeah that could be the advantage," she said.
Auckland Council chief executive Doug McKay has initiated a review into Brown's conduct as to whether there was any conflict of interest during the relationship.
Chuang, who was a member of an Auckland Council advisory board, told the television programme she was in a "love triangle" with Brown and Luigi Wewege - a man involved in the mayoral campaign of Brown's mayoral rival Palino.
"Well look, I was in love, or was in a relationship with two men that both start with the word 'L', and both shared the same birthday, and they both knew exactly what to do with me," she said to Sunday.
She said her personality "clicked" with Brown and he was a "good lover".
Chuang also said she was in love with Wewege and he was a "sweet talker". He had offered her a marriage proposal and offers to go on romantic holidays, among other things.
She told Sunday she had never expected there would be so much interest or attention on her as a result of telling her story. She said the past few weeks had been "unreal".
- © Fairfax NZ News
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