Daniel Andrews’ chief of staff Jessie ‘PRguy17’ McCrone has gone on stress leave indefinitely, after former ALP minister Adem Somyurek has appeared before IBAC.
The staffer has been increasingly neurotic the past few weeks with IBAC proceedings ongoing. Somyurek’s appearance yesterday prompted McCrone to apply for stress leave.
‘I can confirm that Jessie has taken some personal time off and has not yet set a date for her return,” acting Premier James Merlino said.
‘I understand it will be a very difficult time for any of the PR team this week and it’s probably best they step away for a while.’
The account will be manned by another one of Andrews’ 347 other social media staff members during her absence.