STAFF at a Central Coast disability group have complained that convicted sex offender and Lifestyle Solutions founder David Hogg was invited for lunch there on Monday.
Staff from Central Coast Disability Network said it was wrong for Mr Hogg to be farewelled by the chief executive, Jenny MacKellin.
Ms MacKellin told staff via text message: “He is going to come to CCDN this Monday ... to say ‘hi’ and we're going to have lunch. I'm hoping a few of you may be able to join us ... and we can do it in the office if you prefer ...”.
Staff said it was wrong for a convicted sex offender to be in a centre dedicated to helping vulnerable people. Mr Hogg is due for sentence on June 15.
He did not return a request for comment. A lawyer for Ms MacKellin said the invitation was a “private message” and not related to CCDN or Ms MacKellin’s position there.