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NSW Labor leader Luke Foley reacts during question time to demands he step down. Image credit: AAP/DEAN LEWINS

The previously anonymous ABC journalist at the centre of sexual harassment allegations against New South Wales opposition leader Luke Foley has broken her silence.

In a statement released by the national broadcaster today, Ashleigh Raper claims that Foley, at a Christmas party in 2016, "put his hand through a gap in the back of my dress and inside my underpants. He rested his hand on my buttocks."