Friday 7 October 2022 03:46 AM Photos of Mark Latham with retired escort 'Samantha X' aka Amanda Goff at ... trends now

Friday 7 October 2022 03:46 AM Photos of Mark Latham with retired escort 'Samantha X' aka Amanda Goff at ... trends now
Friday 7 October 2022 03:46 AM Photos of Mark Latham with retired escort 'Samantha X' aka Amanda Goff at ... trends now

Friday 7 October 2022 03:46 AM Photos of Mark Latham with retired escort 'Samantha X' aka Amanda Goff at ... trends now

Newly single politician Mark Latham has been spotted dining with recently retired escort Samantha X, whose real name is Amanda Goff. 

The NSW One Nation leader and the woman once described as the country's highest-paid sex worker spent about two-and-a-half hours together at a Sydney restaurant on Thursday night.

Latham, 61, and Goff, 48, were photographed eating and drinking through the evening at Toppi Bar and Restaurant in Martin Place before leaving separately after 10pm.

Newly single politician Mark Latham has been spotted dining with recently retired escort Samantha X, whose real name is Amanda Goff. The pair is pictured together

Newly single politician Mark Latham has been spotted dining with recently retired escort Samantha X, whose real name is Amanda Goff. The pair is pictured together

The NSW One Nation leader and the woman once described as the country's highest paid sex worker spent about two-and-a-half hours together at a Sydney restaurant on Thursday night

The NSW One Nation leader and the woman once described as the country's highest paid sex worker spent about two-and-a-half hours together at a Sydney restaurant on Thursday night

Latham, 61, and Goff, 48, were photographed eating and drinking through the evening at Toppi Bar and Restaurant in Martin Place before leaving separately after 10pm

Latham, 61, and Goff, 48, were photographed eating and drinking through the evening at Toppi Bar and Restaurant in Martin Place before leaving separately after 10pm

The pair was perched for most on the night on stools near the centre of the bar, picking at plates of crab linguine and beetroot salad as they shared two bottles of sparkling water. 

Goff is a self-described hopeless cook and recovering alcoholic who has not had a drink in four years. Latham is a noted food connoisseur who last month accused a fellow MP of being 'paralytically drunk' in Parliament House. 

She was wearing a black dress and high heels and carrying a tan handbag at the Italian diner on Thursday night. He was wearing a suit and tie.

One witness said the pair could be easily seen from the street and Goff was the only woman in the bar when she arrived.

'If you didn't want to be seen it's not a place you'd go for privacy,' he said.

Goff occasionally checked her phone and appeared to show the former federal Labor leader something on the screen at one point. 

'He got more animated as the night wore on,' the witness said. 

The pair was perched for most on the night on stools near the centre of the bar, picking at plates of food as they shared two bottles of sparkling water

Goff was wearing a black dress and high heels and carrying a tan handbag. Latham was wearing a suit and tie

The pair was perched for most on the night on stools near the centre of the bar, picking at plates of food as they shared two bottles of sparkling water. Goff was wearing a black dress and high heels and carrying a tan handbag. Latham was wearing a suit and tie

One witness said the pair could be easily seen from the street and Goff was the only woman in the bar when she arrived. 'If you didn't want to be seen it's not a place you'd go for privacy,' he said

One witness said the pair could be easily seen from the street and Goff was the only woman in the bar when she arrived. 'If you didn't want to be seen it's not a place you'd go for privacy,' he said

Latham left through the front door and headed up Martin Place to Parliament House. Goff tried to leave through a side exit but returned to the restaurant when she realised there was a photographer outside. 

The mother-of-two was then escorted to the car park below the premises by a waiter who had been serving her and Latham during the night. 

Goff told Daily Mail Australia she and Latham had met 'a few days ago' when she appeared on a podcast hosted by former NRL stars Eric Grothe Jr and Bryce Gibbs.

Latham, a noted food connoisseur, is pictured perched on a stool alongside Goff as they ate at Toppi on Thursday night. The pair dined on crab linguine and beetroot salad

Latham, a noted food connoisseur, is pictured perched on a stool alongside Goff as they ate at Toppi on Thursday night. The pair dined on crab linguine and beetroot salad

A waiter came to add a touch of pepper to a plate in front of Latham and Goff at Toppi. 'The funny thing is I’m a terrible cook and Mark, I didn't realise, has written a cook book,' Goff said. 'So he was very interested in the food'

A waiter came to add a touch of pepper to a plate in front of Latham and Goff at Toppi. 'The funny thing is I’m a terrible cook and Mark, I didn't realise, has written a cook book,' Goff said. 'So he was very interested in the food'

'Politics is something I'm quite interested in and we went for dinner,' she said. 'That's pretty much it.

'The funny thing is I’m a terrible cook and Mark, I didn't realise, has written a cook book. So he was very interested in the food.'

The pair ate their pasta and had a good time. 'It was linguine, not love,' Goff said.

'I think we can safely say we're just friends. God, I'm controversial enough.

'First and foremost I'm a journalist. I'm fascinated by people and Mark's one of those people I'm quite fascinated by. It was interesting hearing his side of life and politics.' 

Latham confirmed: 'It was politics, not passion'. 

Daily Mail Australia does not suggest otherwise. 

Latham announced in a social media post on September 18 he had split from his wife of 22 years, magistrate Janine Lacy.

Latham digs into his meal as Goff watches on. A witness said she occasionally checked her phone during the night. The pair ate pasta and had a good time. 'It was linguine, not love,' Goff said

Latham digs into his meal as Goff watches on. A witness said she occasionally checked her phone during the night. The pair ate pasta and had a good time. 'It was linguine, not love,' Goff said 

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