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Second Bruce Lehrmann sings ‘I fought the regulation and Bruce gained’ after Brittany Higgins trial collapsed

Second Bruce Lehrmann sings ‘I fought the regulation and Bruce gained’ after Brittany Higgins trial collapsed


Bruce Lehrmann was captured on video singing the tune ‘I fought the regulation’ as he celebrated with a drink within the aftermath of his rape trial being aborted.

Footage reveals the previous Liberal Occasion staffer within the kitchen of a house sitting on a stool and belting out the refrain to the 1979 hit by The Conflict, however with a definite change to the lyrics.

‘I fought the regulation and … Bruce gained!’ Mr Lehrmann sings whereas tapping his ft and motioning to the digicam.

The metadata of the clip revealed by The Australian signifies it was filmed on the NSW Central Coast through the starting of October.

Bruce Lehrmann (pictured departing the Federal Court) in the aftermath of his aborted rape trial was captured on video singing the song 'I fought the law' as he celebrated with a drink.

Bruce Lehrmann (pictured departing the Federal Court docket) within the aftermath of his aborted rape trial was captured on video singing the tune ‘I fought the regulation’ as he celebrated with a drink.

One yr earlier, the rape trial of Mr Lehrmann was deserted after a jury member introduced prohibited studying materials into the courtroom.

A second trial had been deliberate to go forward in early 2022, but it surely was additionally deserted on account of fears for his accuser Brittany Higgins’ psychological well being.

Mr Lehrmann pleaded not responsible within the first trial and has at all times denied the accusation.

On Monday, he was grilled in Federal Court docket on the witness field for a fourth day as he takes authorized motion in opposition to Community Ten and former Venture host Lisa Wilkinson.

Mr Lehrmann is suing Wilkinson and the TV community over an interview with Brittany Higgins on The Venture on February 15, 2021, throughout which she first aired her rape allegations in opposition to him.

He was not named in that broadcast, however he claims he was recognized by mates, colleagues and members of the family as the person who allegedly raped Ms Higgins in Parliament Home on March 23, 2019.

The listening to has changed into a quasi-rape trial, with Ten and Wilkinson choosing a fact defence – which suggests they have to show that it’s extra probably that Mr Lehrmann raped Ms Higgins than not. 

Mr Lehrmann is suing Lisa Wilkinson (pictured left, with lawyer Sue Chrysanthou SC) and the TV network over an interview with Brittany Higgins on The Project on February 15, 2021, during which she first aired her rape allegations against him

Mr Lehrmann is suing Lisa Wilkinson (pictured left, with lawyer Sue Chrysanthou SC) and the TV network over an interview with Brittany Higgins on The Project on February 15, 2021, during which she first aired her rape allegations against him

Mr Lehrmann is suing Lisa Wilkinson (pictured left, with lawyer Sue Chrysanthou SC) and the TV community over an interview with Brittany Higgins on The Venture on February 15, 2021, throughout which she first aired her rape allegations in opposition to him

Bruce Lehrmann admits mendacity to Linda Reynolds

Bruce Lehrmann was fired from his function as an advisor to then-defence trade minister, Linda Reynolds, as a result of he accessed paperwork in Parliament Home after hours, and whereas intoxicated, on March 23, 2019.

Brittany Higgins alleges he raped her that evening. He denies that allegation.

Mr Lehrmann was requested to jot down a letter to Senator Reynolds and his chief of employees Fiona Brown, known as a ‘present trigger’, to clarify what he was doing within the workplace that evening.

Within the letter on April 5, 2019, he advised Senator Reynolds that he ‘retreated to Queensland to see my mom’.

Within the Federal Court docket on Monday, he admitted he was not in Queensland on April 4 or 5.

Channel Ten’s barrister Matthew Collins KC put to Lehrmann that he ‘understood it was vital to be utterly frank and truthful on this response [to Reynolds], did not you?’

‘As finest as I may recall, sure,’ Mr Lehrmann mentioned.

‘Right here in a letter to the minister you have lied?’ Dr Collins requested, referring to Mr Lehrmann’s declare that he was in Queensland.

‘Effectively, sure,’ Mr Lehrmann mentioned.

‘What rationalization do you give for that lie?’ Dr Collins requested.

‘There have been plans again then to … [go to Queensland]; I am unable to take myself again there to why,’ Lehrmann mentioned.

Dr Collins put to Mr Lehrmann that was false as a result of he had advised the safety guards by means of an intercom that he was there on behalf of Senator Reynolds.

‘That was false, wasn’t it, since you had knowledgeable safety it was for official functions on the intercom,’ Dr Collins mentioned.

Mr Lehrmann later mentioned: ‘Effectively I used to be in all probability attempting to play it down, Dr Collins.’

Bruce Lehrmann was fired from his role as an advisor to then-defence industry minister, Linda Reynolds (pictured), because he accessed documents in Parliament House after hours, and while intoxicated, on March 23, 2019

Bruce Lehrmann was fired from his role as an advisor to then-defence industry minister, Linda Reynolds (pictured), because he accessed documents in Parliament House after hours, and while intoxicated, on March 23, 2019

Bruce Lehrmann was fired from his function as an advisor to then-defence trade minister, Linda Reynolds (pictured), as a result of he accessed paperwork in Parliament Home after hours, and whereas intoxicated, on March 23, 2019

Bruce Lehrmann grilled over why he returned to Parliament Home on the evening of the alleged rape at 1.40am 

Bruce Lehrmann insists he went again to Parliament Home on the evening he allegedly raped Brittany Higgins as a result of he obtained vital info whereas on the pub with colleagues.

Mr Lehrmann gave conflicting accounts to completely different folks about why he went again to work with Brittany Higgins at about 1.40am on March 23, 2019.

He falsely advised safety he was there at Senator Linda Reynolds’ request.

He then advised Senator Reynolds and his chief of employees, Fiona Brown, a couple of days later that he was there to drink whisky.

Mr Lehrmann then advised Australian Federal Police in April 2021 that he went again to select up his keys, and to make notes on Query Time briefs.

Mr Lehrmann is suing Network 10 and Lisa Wilkinson for defamation over their reporting of sexual assault allegations made by Brittany Higgins (pictured) on The Project on February 15, 2021

Mr Lehrmann is suing Network 10 and Lisa Wilkinson for defamation over their reporting of sexual assault allegations made by Brittany Higgins (pictured) on The Project on February 15, 2021

Mr Lehrmann is suing Community 10 and Lisa Wilkinson for defamation over their reporting of sexual assault allegations made by Brittany Higgins (pictured) on The Venture on February 15, 2021

In courtroom on Monday, Mr Lehrmann was grilled by Community Ten’s barrister Matthew Collins KC why he felt the necessity to make notes on briefs at 2am.

The courtroom heard Mr Lehrmann had already resigned from his advisor function and Query Time was not scheduled for the next week.

Mr Lehrmann advised the courtroom he did not have any excellent duties.

Dr Collins mentioned: ‘I need you to inform His Honour what info you realized at The Dock and the 88mph that was so vital, that it wanted to be jotted down between 1.48 and a pair of.30am.’

Mr Lehrmann replied: ‘Particularly I am unable to recall, but it surely needed to do with the French submarine contract and the potential curiosity that Minister Reynolds had in transferring that contract to Western Australia for political causes.’

Dr Collins mentioned: ‘Mr Lehrmann there was no want in anyway to be writing on Query Time folders at 2am on the twenty third of March 2019.’

‘I disagree,’ Mr Lehrmann mentioned.

Bruce Lehrmann and Brittany Higgins are pictured, in a white dress and pale blue shirt, The Dock Hotel on March 22, 2019

Bruce Lehrmann and Brittany Higgins are pictured, in a white dress and pale blue shirt, The Dock Hotel on March 22, 2019

Bruce Lehrmann and Brittany Higgins are pictured, in a white gown and pale blue shirt, The Dock Lodge on March 22, 2019

Bruce Lehrmann admits mendacity in Highlight interview 

Bruce Lehrmann has accepted that he lied in an interview with 7News Highlight in June.

In courtroom on Monday, Mr Lehrmann was requested a couple of dialog he had along with his Parliament Home boss, Fiona Brown.

Mr Lehrmann advised the courtroom on Monday that he didn’t inform Ms Brown that he went to work within the early hours of March 23, 2019 – whereas intoxicated – to make notes on Query Time briefs.

READ MORE: The signal Bruce Lehrmann had sufficient after brutal day

Bruce Lehrmann had clearly had sufficient after a full day of cross examination – choosing up his bag and racing out of the courtroom after the primary week of his defamation listening to in opposition to Lisa Wilkinson and Community 10 got here to an in depth.

He thought Ms Brown would take that rationalization critically and that the Australian Federal Police might have been concerned. As an alternative, he advised her he went to work that evening to have a drink.

Throughout his Highlight interview in June, he was requested why he did not inform Ms Brown the true motive he went again to Parliament Home.

A section of the interview was performed in courtroom throughout cross-examination by Channel Ten’s barrister Matthew Collins KC.

Dr Collins then requested Lehrmann if he had advised the reality throughout his TV interview about his motive for mendacity to his chief of employees Fiona Brown in regards to the causes for getting into Parliament Home after hours.

Mr Lehrmann: ‘I am unable to recall what my mindset was. That interview was very swiftly organized.’

Dr Collins: ‘However you settle for that you simply lied?’

Mr Lehrmann: ‘Effectively, it could seem that manner. Sure.’

Dr Collins: ‘And also you knew you weren’t telling the reality on the time of that interview?’

Mr Lehrmann: ‘Effectively, not essentially. I simply mentioned that. That interview was swiftly organized. It was a really nerve-wracking time for me showing on nationwide tv.’

It was not instantly clear what Mr Lehrmann was accepting he lied about.

Brittany Higgins and Bruce Lehrmann are seen in CCTV footage walking into the Minister's office on the night of the alleged incident

Brittany Higgins and Bruce Lehrmann are seen in CCTV footage walking into the Minister's office on the night of the alleged incident

Brittany Higgins and Bruce Lehrmann are seen in CCTV footage strolling into the Minister’s workplace on the evening of the alleged incident 

How Bruce Lehrmann now faces one other cross-examination by the hands of Lisa Wilkinson’s lawyer – as commentator describes him as ‘like a ham ready to be carved’ 

Bruce Lehrmann will proceed being cross-examined by Community Ten’s barrister Matthew Collins SC, for a fourth gruelling day.

After that, he can look ahead to one other cross-examination by Lisa Wilkinson’s defamation barrister, Sue Chrysanthou SC.

One Reddit authorized commentator mentioned Mr Lehrmann ‘is a Christmas ham simply ready to be carved and Chrysanthou is among the sharpest knives within the drawer.’

Nevertheless, Ms Chrysanthou will likely be hamstrung over what she will be able to really query Mr Lehrmann about.

On Monday morning, Justice Michael Lee expressed concern in regards to the prospect of Mr Lehrmann being interrogated over the identical points, by two of the nation’s high defamation specialists.

Ms Chrysanthou advised the courtroom: ‘That’s the reason, so as to keep away from any oppressiveness, Dr Collins and I’ve ensured in getting ready for trial that there isn’t any matter overlap.’

Justice Lee advised her that he had ‘cross examained one or two folks prior to now’ and understood the scenario.

He mentioned: ‘One is to not strategy cross examination in any case – not to mention a case like this – prefer it’s a social cricket match the place a batsman retires at 50 to provide another person a go.’

Ms Chrysanthou argued her cross-examination would traverse points that didn’t concern the community.

Dr Collins was charged with dealing with Ten’s fact defence, whereas Ms Chrysanthou would take care of whether or not Wilkinson fulfilled her obligations as a journalist in getting ready the story.

She argued the listening to impacted Wilkinson’s fame and skill to work.

Lisa Wilkinson (left) and defamation lawyer Sue Chrysanthou SC are pictured leaving the Federal Court on November 25

Lisa Wilkinson (left) and defamation lawyer Sue Chrysanthou SC are pictured leaving the Federal Court on November 25

Lisa Wilkinson (left) and defamation lawyer Sue Chrysanthou SC are pictured leaving the Federal Court docket on November 25

Bruce Lehrmann had cocaine the evening The Venture aired: ‘Want luggage’ 

Bruce Lehrmann watched The Venture on February 15, 2021, in his lawyer Warwick Korn’s workplace with scotch – whereas messaging his then-girlfriend – earlier than he went to a good friend’s place and ‘spiralled’ with cocaine.

Community Ten’s barrister Matthew Collins KC learn texs to the courtroom of a message trade between Mr Lehrmann and his girlfriend whereas this system was being broadcast.

She wrote: ‘I assume the undertaking has began by now.

Mr Lehrmann: ‘We aren’t watching but … Warwick does not suppose I will be named.’

Mr Lehrmann then advised her he wasn’t named, and his girlfriend replied: ‘I watched the top.’

Their last trade for the night was between 9pm and 9.40pm, when Mr Lehrmann advised her he felt ‘snug’ understanding the dialog between him and the lawyer was ‘confidential’.

At about 10.10pm, Mr Lehrmann texted a good friend to say ‘want luggage’.

In courtroom on Monday, Dr Collins mentioned: ‘You determined to spend a while that evening with some mates and that substance.’

Mr Lehrmann mentioned: ‘Sure, Dr Collins. I spiralled fairly rapidly.’

Dr Collins: ‘Your response to spiralling was to ask for cocaine … to have cocaine delivered to you?’

Mr Lehrmann: ‘I used to be in a foul place. Sure.’

Bruce Lehrmann (pictured) watched The Project on February 15, 2021, in his lawyer Warwick Korn's office with scotch - while messaging his then-girlfriend - before he went to a friend's place and 'spiralled' with cocaine

Bruce Lehrmann (pictured) watched The Project on February 15, 2021, in his lawyer Warwick Korn's office with scotch - while messaging his then-girlfriend - before he went to a friend's place and 'spiralled' with cocaine

Bruce Lehrmann (pictured) watched The Venture on February 15, 2021, in his lawyer Warwick Korn’s workplace with scotch – whereas messaging his then-girlfriend – earlier than he went to a good friend’s place and ‘spiralled’ with cocaine



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Written by bourbiza mohamed

Bourbiza Mohamed is a freelance journalist and political science analyst holding a Master's degree in Political Science. Armed with a sharp pen and a discerning eye, Bourbiza Mohamed contributes to various renowned sites, delivering incisive insights on current political and social issues. His experience translates into thought-provoking articles that spur dialogue and reflection.

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