Before being charged, Bruce Lehrmann told his girlfriend he could get “millions in defamation” over media reports about the alleged rape of Brittany Higgins.
Lehrmann sure of ‘millions in defamation’ from reports
Before being charged with sexual assault, former Liberal staffer Bruce Lehrmann said he could obtain “millions in defamation” over media reports about the alleged rape of Brittany Higgins.
Mr Lehrmann sent WhatsApp messages to his then girlfriend ahead of a segment on Ten Network’s The Project on February 15, 2021, regarding the potential payout after speaking with solicitor Warwick Korn.
“If I’m named tonight then (Mr Korn) says I’m up for millions in defamation,” he wrote.
In the messages, which were read out in the Federal Court on Thursday, he expressed confidence there would be no criminal charges brought against him.