Brussels Covid lockdown orgy: Hungarian MEP for anti-LGBT party resigns

A Hungarian MEP for Viktor Orban’s anti-LGBT Fidesz party has resigned after he was caught breaking lockdown to attend a mostly-male orgy in Brussels.

Jozsef Szajer, a founding member of Fidesz, resigned suddenly on Sunday after police broke up what they said was a 25-strong sex party on Friday night.

Szajer initially gave no explanation for his resignation, saying only that he had been under ‘mental strain’, but on Tuesday as news of the orgy began to circulate he admitted being at the party and offered a full apology. 

Belgian media reported that the ‘naked’ party attendees also included a number of diplomats, who have not been identified.

A Hungarian MEP for Viktor Orban's right-wing Fidesz party has resigned after he was caught breaking lockdown to attend a 'mostly male' orgy with 25 others in Brussels

A Hungarian MEP for Viktor Orban's right-wing Fidesz party has resigned after he was caught breaking lockdown to attend a 'mostly male' orgy with 25 others in Brussels

A Hungarian MEP for Viktor Orban’s right-wing Fidesz party has resigned after he was caught breaking lockdown to attend a ‘mostly male’ orgy with 25 others in Brussels

‘A newspaper ran in the Belgian press today a story about a house party in Brussels on Friday that I was attending,’ he said in a statement issued to the Hungarian press.

Fidesz’s anti-LGBT policies 

Fidesz openly opposes equal rights for LGBT people, and has passed a number of laws designed to discriminate against them.

In May, the party approved legislation that banned people from changing the gender they were born with.

And last month, the party proposed legislation that would limit adoption to only heterosexual married couples.

The country’s constitution already defines marriage as strictly between a man and a woman. 

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‘After the police asked for my identity – because I didn’t have an ID card in my pocket – I declared that I was a Member of the European Parliament. 

‘The police dealt with the case, gave me a verbal warning and brought me home.

‘I didn’t use drugs, I offered to the police on the spot to have an official test done, but they didn’t. 

‘Police said an ecstasy pill was found. It’s not mine, I don’t know who brought it or how. I made a statement to the police about this.

‘I am sorry that I have violated the rules of assembly, it was irresponsible on my part, I will take the penalties for that.’

Earlier reports had suggested that Szajer attempted to flee the party out of a window and escape down a drainpipe, but he hurt himself in the process and was caught.

Belgian media reported that he had initially tried to claim diplomatic immunity. 

Diplomats were also said to have taken part in the secret party, which was on the first floor above a cafe, where drugs were also found.

An exterior view of the cafe and bar

An exterior view of the cafe and bar

The damaged door of the bar

The damaged door of the bar

Police raided the party at a bar in central Brussels on Friday night (pictured left and right), saying they found 25 ‘mostly naked’ people along with drugs

It is believed that all those involved were let off with a fine and a warning.

Details of the incident were confirmed by prosecutors in Brussels, but there was no immediate reaction from officials at the European Parliament. 

Szajer was one of the founding members of Viktor Orban’s right-wing Fidesz party in 1990, and was the party’s parliamentary leader between 1994 and 2002.

He then served as vice-president of the party until being elected to the European Parliament in 2004.

There, he became the vice-chairman and chief whip of the European People’s Party and part of the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs.

Fidesz openly opposes equal rights for gay people, and last month proposed amending the constitution in such a way as to guarantee that only heterosexual married couples will be able to adopt children.

The constitution already defines marriage as solely between a man and a woman.

In May, the party passed laws that mean transgender people will not longer be able to change their identities – defining a person’s gender by the number of chromosomes they were born with.

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