Damion Crawford has come out swinging against allegations that he is gay. Frankly his sexual orientation is of little import to me as we must never forget his tyrade on the suggested conscience vote that was said by his party leader then Portia Simpson Miller in the 2011 leadership debate.
The former junior tourism minister told THE STAR ONLINE that a letter containing the damning allegations about him was circulated at a People's National Party (PNP) meeting on Sunday.
“It’s not the first time rumors have been brought against me and it won’t be the last. I am sure of my heterosexuality and that’s all there is to it” Crawford told THE STAR ONLINE.
Crawford argued that people do not throw stones at green mangoes and said the fact that people have set out to destroy his character indicates that he is viewed as a threat within the party.
Crawford served for one term as Member of Parliament for East Rural St Andrew between 2011 and 2016.
Following the distribution of a letter at a People's National Party (PNP) meeting on the weekend, which made certain claims about his sexuality, Damion Crawford yesterday said claims that he is gay are unfounded.
"Mi don't think nobody can question my heterosexuality inna real life," Crawford told THE STAR.
Crawford, a former junior entertainment minister, said he believes the letter to be the handy work of people in the PNP who are desperate to see the back of him.
"It's not the first time rumours have been brought against me and it won't be the last. I am sure of my heterosexuality and that's all there is to it," Crawford said.
The outspoken dreadlocked Crawford found himself on the political sidelines after the majority of PNP delegates in East Rural St Andrew rejected his bid to seek a second term as member of parliament for the constituency he represented in Parliament from 2011 to 2016.
Crawford also failed to get the nod of the PNP to represent North Trelawny in the 2016 general election.
"When dem cyah break yuh. That's just an automatic response" Crawford said when asked to speculate on why he would be labelled as gay.
He said that his detractors have tried many things to destroy him and that this is the latest method being employed.
"Dat a propaganda politics ...1964 ting," he said.
Crawford said he is focused on his obtaining his PhD rather than a career in politics.
"Last year, I would miss my deadlines to ensure the completion of political work but this year my classes are my first priority," Crawford told THE STAR.