Sarah speaks on sexual assault accusation

Sarah speaks on sexual assault accusation

Opposition candidate for Castries Central, Sarah Flood-Beaubrun has told the Times that an allegation of sexual assault against former Agriculture Minister, Ezechiel Joseph, must not be taken lightly.

The accusation against Joseph, who is the opposition candidate for Babonneau in the upcoming elections, was made Sunday night at a public meeting by former Micoud North MP, Jeannine Compton-Antoine.

“This is a very serious allegation,” Flood-Beaubrun told the Times.

However she asserted that not because an allegation of sexual assault has been made, guilt should be assumed.

“The other party is innocent until proven guilty,” the Attorney at Law by profession said.

Flood Beaubrun said she was sorry that the matter had to come up at this point.

But she stated that an allegation has been made and it needs to be taken seriously.

“It is strange that it should come at this time because obviously it will have implications for Mr. Ezechiel Joseph’s campaign and that is why it is really important for everyone to approach this in a very balanced way, not blaming the accuser or disbelieving outright, but at the same time recognizing that the allegation may or may not be true,” the former government minister declared.

Ezechiel Joseph has flatly denied the sexual assault claim made by Jeannine Compton-Antoine and has disclosed to the Times that he is seeking legal advice.

Flood-Beaubrun said persons are in no position to know what happened, since it was one person’s word against another’s.

“It is for the two of them to know whether it happened or not,” she told the Times.

The former minister said she does not know whether Compton-Antoine intends to pursue the matter.

She said until the truth is known, Ezechiel Joseph is innocent until proven guilty.

“It is passing strange that it is happening at a time like this when it can cause so much damage to his reputation and to his family, and perhaps the matter may not be resolved before the elections,” Flood-Beaubrun observed.

She explained that it was important that the matter is resolved.

“It is important that both sides are able to have their fair opportunity,” Flood-Beaubrun told the Times.

She asserted that it would be a shame if the matter is not resolved before elections so that persons would know for the fact what merit the allegations have.

“It is unfortunate – there is such a serious allegation and there is such a short space to the elections; it can cause so much damage and there is not perhaps time to resolve it,” the former minister said.

She said it is important for the rights of the accuser to be protected, but also important that it is recognized that everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty.




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  1. disgusted much
    May 31, 2016 at 10:24 am Reply

    well said Sarah….I agree 100%

  2. alli
    May 31, 2016 at 10:55 am Reply

    Oh Jeanine Compton you were paid by the labour party to do that

    1. no doubt
      May 31, 2016 at 3:32 pm Reply

      yes she was paid by kenny,, and alvia,,, to try to distroy the man’s reputation,, because they know ezechiel will win alvina,, if ezechiel,, found not guilty,, jannine need to be jailed,, and i doubt thats true,, thats a plot

      1. Anonymous
        May 31, 2016 at 6:16 pm Reply

        Yes if the the woman was you’ll you all relative you’ll could’nt be saying she was paid.check cosby.

  3. Fair Play
    May 31, 2016 at 11:12 am Reply

    I don’t know if it is true. But the fact that jeannine comes out with this almost seven or eight years later and in an election week sAys a lot about her and shows she has obviously preferred to put politics and votes BEFORE her own well being.
    Can she then really be taken seriously?
    I think it is a slap to honest women who genuinely come out to complain about those things.

  4. o_o
    May 31, 2016 at 11:23 am Reply

    Ezekiel is a sexual predator and needs to step-down.

    1. Anonymous
      May 31, 2016 at 4:05 pm Reply

      Lorne was charged for rape. ask him to step down too. If he did not settle out of court he would be in jail all now so. Coops.

      1. Anonymous
        May 31, 2016 at 6:06 pm Reply


      2. Dwit
        May 31, 2016 at 8:06 pm Reply

        No ask him how he evaded the charges! Lol… ?

        1. Anonymous
          June 1, 2016 at 8:19 am Reply

          Maybe Ezekiel should ask him. Seems like he needs the advice more.

    2. Anonymous
      May 31, 2016 at 5:38 pm Reply


  5. Anonymous
    May 31, 2016 at 11:47 am Reply

    I hope the press get hold of Guy Myers, Nancy Charles, Gale Rigoberto, Mary Issac and rest so we can now hear their position…….

    MS. Flood has chicken out with innocent until proven guilty…… It that not the cases for the other citizens of St. Lucia….. The shoe is on your feet now do and say the right thing…

    1. Boujon Guiyave
      May 31, 2016 at 12:28 pm Reply

      I think her contribution was fair. Given her position as attorney, woman, and politician I could not ask for from her at this point.

  6. Anonymous
    May 31, 2016 at 12:11 pm Reply

    How is now,that woman had to be paid cause they don’t want us to win Alvina but we still winning. There is a God up above and he has the final say..

  7. Anonymous
    May 31, 2016 at 12:11 pm Reply

    She must go further and call for his resignation as a candidate until his name is cleared.

    1. Anonymous
      May 31, 2016 at 1:21 pm Reply

      You not asking for Lorne’s resignation???Bias much!smh

  8. Anonymous
    May 31, 2016 at 12:14 pm Reply

    Why come out now to say this, Jeanin was paid to say that. There is a God above and he has the final say. Stop trying to tarnish ppl names a few days before elections…really

  9. o_o
    May 31, 2016 at 12:15 pm Reply

    So much for “Women’s Rights” according to Sarah’s Handbook on Womem.

  10. pissed
    May 31, 2016 at 1:17 pm Reply

    I won’t say she is lying or not.I have been in that situation and I was a shame to come out to talk about it.It took me 17years to get the strength to talk about it.Yes the person denied it.God knows that is the truth and someday soon they will confess

  11. God is giid
    May 31, 2016 at 4:36 pm Reply

    People let us be careful with what we say we are saying Ms Compton lie but st the same time accusing others with thinks we do not have no proff of even if we are in an election week let us be careful with what we say and do cause the bible say do unto other what you would like them to do unto you let us not hate each other

    we need peace and love among us the time is at hand all we need is prayer prayer prayer

  12. Lynn
    May 31, 2016 at 5:04 pm Reply

    Please Jeannie come out and speak the truth. There will be more things that will be reveal. Remember Karma is a bitch be careful what you do because it will come back and bite you Jeannie. Secrets have a way of coming out.

  13. malo
    May 31, 2016 at 6:55 pm Reply

    S omething fishy here. Jeanine y now. .?And u mean your husband helped u to conceal this act all these years!,!!

  14. Anonymous
    May 31, 2016 at 7:10 pm Reply

    Compton ruled as a pedophile for 30 years. We call him father of the nation. The chickens have come to roost in his daughter’s backyard. Hmmnn.

  15. The law
    May 31, 2016 at 8:16 pm Reply

    Dont understand why you people are talking this non sense about Lorne resignation, he had his day in court there is nothing which has proven him guilty of anything in his case an allegation like this one was made it was investigated by police now we must treat all allegation serious we are not saying that he did anything but he must like the guy from Dominica did step down and allow a full fledge investigation to take place and if found not guilty he woyld end up in the same position as Lorne. This is a serious allegation and must not be trivalised

    1. lucy antoine
      May 31, 2016 at 9:12 pm Reply


  16. Bopere
    May 31, 2016 at 9:31 pm Reply

    After eight years its only now u are coming out with such allegations against the man one week before elections. Something is very fishy about that.

  17. Bopere
    May 31, 2016 at 9:35 pm Reply

    It is obvious that u were in favor of it . And what husband in his right mind would help his wife conceal a sexual allegation? Janine come out and speak the truth. I think u need a psychological evaluation.

  18. Bossman
    May 31, 2016 at 9:36 pm Reply

    It is obvious that u were in favor of it . And what husband in his right mind would help his wife conceal a sexual allegation? Janine come out and speak the truth. I think u need a psychological evaluation.

  19. Anonymous
    May 31, 2016 at 9:56 pm Reply

    I like you talk serah but i cant belive dat ppl are sayin that kenny pay her to say such im so ashamed as a lucian

  20. Bebe
    June 1, 2016 at 6:38 am Reply

    Why now ? You should have said something earlier or later. Now is definitely not the right time.

  21. April Showers
    June 1, 2016 at 12:09 pm Reply

    After 8 years Jeannine now remember that a man wanted to kiss her? Go away woman. We don’t believe you.

    Maybe you feel guilty about something. Tell us the whole story.

  22. concern
    June 15, 2016 at 1:39 pm Reply

    very well said Sarah i totally agree with your statement.

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