- Mr. Lehrmann was charged with sexual intercourse without consent in August 2021.
- Higgins accused Lehrman of raping her in former Minister Linda Reynolds’ office at the Houses of Parliament.
- In February, Lehrmann filed a defamation lawsuit based on reports from Network Ten and News Corp.
In February, Lehmann filed a defamation lawsuit against Network Ten and News Corp, which reported in February 2021 allegations of rape by a former colleague.
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/bruce-lehrmann-reportedly-told-girlfriend-he-could-get-millions-in-defamation-from-media-reports-court-hears/gfh1ub8pq Bruce Lehrmann trial: Court hears ex-liberal staffer convicted of ‘millions of defamation’