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The governor-general of Australia stepped down this week over allegations that he raped a woman 40 years ago. Peter Hollingworth said he would temporarily relinquish his mostly ceremonial duties as head of state and the queen’s representative in Australia pending an investigation. The alleged victim, Annie Jarmyn, brought a civil suit against Hollingworth earlier this year after she recognized him in a newspaper photograph as the man who raped her at church camp when she was 17. After Jarmyn killed herself two weeks ago, her family made the charges public. Hollingworth was already fighting a barrage of criticism over revelations that, in an earlier post as the Anglican bishop of Brisbane, he had covered for a pedophile priest.

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