Bruce Lehrmann denies he received defamation advice


The previous Liberal staffer claims he fabricated a dialog with a lawyer and lied about having acquired defamation recommendation.

Bruce Lehrmann (Picture: AAP/Jeremy Piper)

On the day information broke of Brittany Higgins’ allegations of rape at Parliament Home, Bruce Lehrmann messaged a pal saying he had retained legal and defamation legal professionals and advised his then-girlfriend his recommendation was he can be “up for tens of millions” — however on Thursday he advised the Federal Court docket neither assertion was true.

“Rome was burning,” he stated. “I [was trying] to placed on a courageous face.”

The previous federal Liberal staffer commenced defamation proceedings final month in opposition to journalists Samantha Maiden, Lisa Wilkinson and their respective employers, Community Ten and Information Corp, over interviews with Higgins broadcast and printed on February 15 2021.

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