Brittany Higgins breaks her silence with a blistering statement after a judge ... trends now

Brittany Higgins breaks her silence with a blistering statement after a judge ... trends now
Brittany Higgins breaks her silence with a blistering statement after a judge ... trends now

Brittany Higgins breaks her silence with a blistering statement after a judge ... trends now

Brittany Higgins has broken her silence with a powerful statement after a judge ruled that she was raped by Bruce Lehrmann.

The former Liberal Party media advisor wrote in a lengthy post on Twitter: 'I was raped. No judgement was ever going to change this truth.

'I lived with the shame, humiliation, and fear of what telling my story would mean for my life and career, like so many other victim survivors.

'I was scared I wouldn't be believed or supported.

'The toxic culture in Parliament House was not something I just imagined.

'For decades, women working in Parliament House have not been heard. There was no safe space for them to speak up or raise serious complaints.

'I felt compelled to tell my story.'

Justice Michael Lee ruled on Monday that Bruce Lehrmann had raped Ms Higgins, on the balance of probabilities, saying he been 'hellbent' on having sex with his former colleague.

Brittany Higgins (pictured with her partner David Sharaz) has broken her silence with a powerful statement after a judge ruled that she was raped by Bruce Lehrmann

Brittany Higgins (pictured with her partner David Sharaz) has broken her silence with a powerful statement after a judge ruled that she was raped by Bruce Lehrmann 

The 28-year-old stood when the Justice Lee adjourned the matter, kept his head down, and charged from the court at the first opportunity.

Lehrmann was flanked by his legal team as he left NSW's Federal Court and made efforts to avoid a waiting throng of reporters and cameramen.

He remained stoney-faced and silent as he was followed down the street with one cameraman seen falling over onto the pavement amid the chaos.

Moments earlier, Lee found that Lehrmann was 'indifferent' to whether drunk Ms Higgins consented or not before he raped her on a senator's couch at Parliament House in March 2019. 

The findings were delivered on Monday as Justice Lee handed down his judgment in Lehrmann's defamation case

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