A senior politician from Hungary’s anti-LGBT Fidesz party has resigned after he was caught breaking lockdown to attend a mostly-male sex party.

Jozsef Szajer left his role as an MEP after police broke up the orgy of around 25 people at an apartment in Brussels.

Once a leading light in Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s ruling party, the disgraced lawmaker apologised in a statement but did not comment on media reports of the party’s nature.

He said: ‘I regret to have broken the lockdown rules, that was irresponsible of me, and I will accept the sanctions that result.’

The Brussels prosecutor’s office confirmed hey broke up a party in a downtown flat following a noise disturbance and that, two guests invoked diplomatic immunity.

Authorities said a third man was arrested after a passer-by told police he tried to escape.

Only identified as S.J, the man was unable to show I.D. and was escorted to his residence, where he produced a diplomatic passport.


The prosecutor’s office said police found drugs in his backpack, adding: ‘The man’s hands were bloody. It is possible that he may have been injured while fleeing.’

Earlier Belgian media reports suggested Szajer tried to leave escape through a window and escape down a drainpipe and injured himself in the process. It was also alleged he tried to claim diplomatic immunity.

Szajer denied using drugs at the party, and said he offered to have an on-the-spot drug test taken, which police declined.

In his statement, he added: ‘Police said an ecstasy pill was found. It’s not mine, I don’t know who placed it or how.’

Belgian media reported that the ‘naked’ party guests included a number of EU diplomats who are yet to be identified.


It is thought all of those involved were let off with a fine and a verbal warning.

Szajer quit unexpectedly on Sunday, two days after the party, with no explanation other than being under ‘mental strain’.

But as news of the orgy began to make its way into the Belgian press, the politician admitted being there and made a full apology.

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

‘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.’

It was the latest in a series of scandals involving members of Fidesz, which has vocally heralded Hungary’s role in defending Christian family values.

The Prime Minister is a prominent critic of the liberal political culture of Western Europe, and has laid his political power on a foundation of what he calls ‘illiberal’ Christian democracy.

Szajer, a Fidesz founding member, was one of the lead architects of Hungary’s new constitution in 2011, which was criticized by opponents for emblazoning conservative Christian ideology.

Fidesz has passed a number of laws stripping LGBT people of their rights, including a ban on people legally changing the gender they were born with in May.

Last month the ultra-conservative party proposed legislation that limiting adoption to married heterosexual couples and requiring children to be raised with a ‘Christian’ interpretation of gender roles.

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