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Police who busted gay sex party attended by Hungarian MEP accused of hurling vile homophobia at orgy-goers

Josh Milton December 23, 2020
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Member of the European Parliament Jozsef Szajer gives a speech to launch the campaign of the right-wing Fidesz ruling party ahead of the European Parliament elections on April 5, 2019 in Budapest. (PETER KOHALMI/AFP via Getty)

The organiser behind a so-called “daddy orgy” in Brussels, Belgium, attended by an anti-LGBT+ Hungarian lawmaker has filed a complaint against police citing homophobia.

David Manzheley, who has hosted sex parties attended by high-ranking diplomats and officials for years, sent a complaint to the Belgian police watchdog, seen by De Standaard, after they raided one of his parties.

The orgy made headlines when it emerged that József Szájer, a Hungarian MEP and a founding member of right-wing populist party Fidesz, was among those in attendance and was arrested for breaking coronavirus restrictions. He later resigned.

Manzheley alleged that while busting the event, officers hurled homophobic insults at orgy-goers – “away with gays”, “p***y gays”, “AIDS gay”. He compared the police to the “Gestapo in Nazi Germany” in his complaint.

City of Brussels police denied any wrongdoing when shutting down the party for violating national coronavirus guidelines, The Brussels Times reported.

“On the basis of the information available to us, there is nothing to suggest that our staff behaved unprofessionally, racist or homophobic during this intervention,” a representative of the force said.

Brussels orgy participants tried to ‘unzip the pants’ of cops. 

It started off with simple noise complaints from neighbours.

But when police burst into the apartment, in the heart of the Brussel’s gay village, they found 20 breaking the four-person indoor limit as well as mixing households.

The orgy-goers first mistook police officers for a different kind of pig – thinking they were “part of the fun” – and even tried to “unzip their pants”, Manzheley described earlier this month.

After police opened the unlocked the door to the function, ex-MEP József Szájer tried to jump out of the apartment window.

A longtime ally of prime minister Viktor Orbàn, Szájer helped draft the country’s constitution a decade ago that defined marriage as strictly between a man and a woman, as well as pitching a proposal to block same-sex couples from adopting.

“I was busy with other guests then, so all I could see was the open window,” Manzheley told Polish news outlet Onet.

“My apartment is on the second floor, so it was too high to jump out onto the street. Eventually, Szájer stayed in the apartment and was taken by the police.”

Scenes of Szájer shimmying down a drainpipe to flee from police drew headlines in the press and scorn from anti-gay Hungarian leaders.

Szájer was forced to resign both as a member of the European Parliament and from the right-wing Fidesz party led by prime minister Viktor Orbán.

Manzheley claimed that his parties have been attended by politicians from across Europe, including France, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Spain and Ukraine.

But “Poles and Hungarians” were regular attendees, he claimed, including lawmakers from PiS, Poland’s own right-wing ruling party that has sought to erode LGBT+ rights in the country.

More: Belgium, Brussels, fidesz, gay sex, Hungary, Jozsef Szajer, orgy, PiS, Poland

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