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Brittany Higgins has taken a brutal swipe at a TV reporter following her final day of giving evidence in the Federal Court.
Ms Higgins' cross-examination continued for a third day on Tuesday in Bruce Lehrmann's defamation case against Network Ten and Lisa Wilkinson over an interview with Ms Higgins aired on The Project on February 15, 2021, where she alleged she was raped by her ex-colleague.
At the end of the day's proceedings, Ms Higgins was confronted by camera crews and journalists outside the court.
She was asked by a Channel Seven reporter whether she would give evidence if a another criminal trial were to be called on the matter.
'Aren't you paying his rent?' she bluntly replied.
Mr Lehrmann last week admitted that the Seven Network has been paying his rent during cross-examination by Lisa Wilkinson's barrister.
Wilkinson's barrister, Sue Chrysanthou SC, asked Mr Lehrmann about what he received in exchange for his interview with Seven's Spotlight program earlier this year.
The network previously said it 'made no payment to Bruce Lehrmann for the interview', but 'assisted with accommodation as part of the filming of the report'.
'Was it part of that agreement that you were paid for 12 months accommodation by Channel Seven ?' Ms Chrysanthou asked.
Mr Lehrmann replied: 'That's the only part...that's what I get.'
Ms Chrysanthou continued: 'That occurred from June 2023 and paid until June 2024?'
Mr Lehrmann replied: 'Umm, well, yes. For filming in those places.'
He explained that part of the first Spotlight interview, which aired on Channel Seven in June, was partly filmed in that accommodation.
Ms Chrysanthou then asked how much that was worth but Mr Lehrmann said he didn't know because the 'network handled the accommodation arrangements'.
Court documents on Tuesday reveal the luxury home with ocean views on Sydney’s northern beaches was being rented for $4000 a fortnight - equating to $104,000 a year.
Mr Lehrmann (pictured) last week revealed that Channel Seven had been paying for his accommodation following interviews he did with the network
On Tuesday Ms Higgins was confronted by a crew of journalists outside the Federal Court
Ms Higgins on Tuesday disclosed her total compensation payout in the Federal Court on Tuesday, under cross-examination by Mr Lehrmann's barrister Steven Whybrow SC.
She revealed she received $1.9million after lawyers' fees and taxes were removed. The gross payment was about $2.3million.
Ms Higgins said she knew there was a possibility Bruce Lehrmann would not be found guilty by a jury during his criminal trial, but said she'd give evidence at the trial again - 'now that I'm not jumping off buildings'.
Mr Whybrow said she was Marie Claire 'woman of the year', and she had become the face of a women's rights movement.