Brittany Higgins is facing yet another delay in obtaining justice. Thus far, Bruce Lehrmann was set to face the jury on June 27th but now seeks to have this date moved once again.
Accused rapist Bruce Lehrmann seeks delay in the trial
Previously, Bruce Lehrmann pleaded for the date to be extended after he was left with no legal representation. That is, a week before he was set to take part in the trial.
So far, the accused has pleaded not guilty to charges that he has raped Brittany Higgins who is a former Liberal staffer. To date, Higgins shared that Lehrmann raped her in an office in Parliament House in 2019.
Now, Bruce Lehrmann’s new legal representative pleads that his case is postponed. Given the attention that the case is now getting after the Logie Awards last night.
Brittany Higgins to await court decision
Right now, Journalist, Ms. Wilkinson has won an award for outstanding media coverage. Following her speech, Lehrmann’s new barrister shared that he checked social media and all the comments made about Mr. Lehrmann which were evidently unflattering.
To date, it is reported that his lawyer feels his client will not be given a fair trial given all the attention it is getting at the moment. Therefore, he seeks the date postponed for the trial against Brittany Higgins.
So far, Steve Whybrow listed all the reactions on Twitter relating to Wilkinson’s speech in the hopes of the trial being delayed. However, he shared that his client is not keen on the delay but wants a fair trial. Brittany Higgins has not shared anything in relation to this.
“He wants to get it on, but he wants a fair trial,”
According to ABC News, Bruce Lehrmann was set to face trial next week in keeping with the ACT law that those accused of sex crimes must appear before a jury.