My client has, from the outset, denied not only the alleged assault but also that any sexual activity, of any kind, ever took place. In light of the complexity, difficulty and importance of the task before any jury already, the behaviour of our prime minister and others in this last 24 hours truly beggars belief.”
– Lawyer for the accused in the Brittany Higgins case, Warwick Korn, of Korn Tlais Defence Lawyers, Sydney
Meanwhile… the defamation case against Nine Entertainment that is really an orchestrated case against Ben Roberts-Smith VC – possibly one the publisher of the old Fairfax rags didn’t expect to defend – has disintegrated into a Byzantine, bluff-gone-wrong farce. Memo to Nine’s accountants: buy Mr Roberts-Smith a new house now. Get it over with.
Spot the difference!
Dan the man…….Cardinal Pell
Just give him the network.
Morrison is an idiot.
But you already knew that.
I remember saying something scathing about him at Sincs a couple of years ago.
To me, the lawyer’s position suggests it may have been Brittany who harboured and possibly demonstrated amorous intent, only to have her advances spurned.
I suspect that is possible. I would also suggest another possibility is both went there for a purpose, one got cold feet. The other got huffy and left.
Both were going to get sacked. One did, the other found a get out of gaol card.
Bruce Lehrmann was not sacked and likely got a very good reference, since he strolled right into a Lobbyist job.
Brittany Higgins was sent to Coventry and eventually resigned before going public with her story.
By the way, both left 88mph at around 9 pm and arrived at PH at 1:45 am.
Nearly 5 hours, enough time to drive to Port Macquarie.
What happened during that 5 hours?
I suspect the Prosecution may have asked that question too before they made the decision to action it.
Morrison’s ‘We believe you’ grandstanding in the national apology may well have tipped the second jury into convicting Pell (that, and the fact that it was 12 December and they were getting worried about their Christmas shopping).
Hendo reports, btw, that the ABC’s infamous 730 Report program of 2016 publicising the deranged allegations against Pell has quietly vanished from the ABC website, and they won’t comment. (A letter from Richter or Walker, perhaps?)
Needless to say, there is no hint of an apology, though they are all from apologies from others.
He was sacked from a ministerial adviser job. A contact subsequently gave him a job. Higgins was transferred to another Minister’s office.