Michael Johnsen says he is "confident that any investigation will conclude that I am an innocent party" after NSW parliament heard a government MP was accused of raping a sex worker.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says she is "absolutely shocked" by a rape allegation against state Nationals MP Michael Johnsen.
Mr Johnsen, the MP for the seat of the Upper Hunter, issued a statement later that night saying he was innocent but would fully cooperate with police.
NSW Police has confirmed they are investigating an allegation of sexual violence against a woman in the Blue Mountains in September 2019.
“I joined everybody else in being absolutely shocked at the serious allegations that were raised and somewhat relieved that it’s subject to a police investigation,” she said.
"The alleged victim needs to be able to have a process where nothing is prejudiced so I'm going to be really careful in what I say because all of us want to get to the bottom of this and want it to be done properly."
Ms Doyle had told the lower house on Wednesday that an MP allegedly raped a sex worker after she did not consent to penetrative sex.
Ms Doyle said it was alleged the MP and woman met at a "secluded lookout" in the Blue Mountains.
"It is all the worse that this man who raped her is a government member of this chamber ... his power and privileged position as a civic leader make that fear, anger and hurt all the worse," she said.
Mr Johnsen in his statement said he was “devastated” by the allegation.
"I am confident that any investigation will conclude that I am an innocent party."
Deputy Premier and NSW Nationals leader John Barilaro on Thursday said he had sought and received Mr Johnsen's resignation from this parliamentary secretary role after learning of the allegation.
"Mr Johnsen also agreed to no longer sit in Nationals party room nor joint party poom while the police investigation is underway," Mr Barilaro said in a statement.