Mr Lehrmann featured in an extended episode of 7News Spotlight on Sunday night – during which journalist Liam Bartlett asked him a range of direct questions about what happened the night Brittany Higgins alleges he raped her.
Ms Higgins alleged Mr Lehrmann, her former colleague, sexually assaulted her in Parliament House after a night out in 2019.
Prior to the tell-all interview on Sunday,Mr Lehrmann’s version of events had only been told via his trial in the ACT Supreme Court last year – when his interview with police was played before a jury.
The former staffer strongly denied having any sexual contact with Ms Higgins during that interview, but had never divulged his version of events to the media.
Bruce Lehrmann featured in an extended episode of 7News Spotlight on Sunday night
Despite speculation that Mr Lehrmann was paid to do the interview, a network spokesperson said that was not the case.
‘7NEWS Spotlight made no payment to Bruce Lehrmann for the interview, however the program assisted with accommodation as part of the filming of the report,’ they said.
Mr Lehrmann was tried in a 12-day hearing in October last year, but a mistrial was declared after a jury member brought banned reading material into the court.
Shane Drumgold, the ACT Director of Public Prosecutions, dropped the case altogether in December due to concerns over Ms Higgins’ mental health.
Brittany Higgins alleged Mr Lehrmann, her former colleague, sexually assaulted her in Parliament House after a night out in 2019
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