Bruce Lehrmann has admitted that the Seven Community has been paying his lease throughout cross-examination by Lisa Wilkinson’s barrister.
The revelations have been heard throughout Mr Lehrmann’s defamation case in opposition to Community 10 within the Federal Court docket on Tuesday afternoon.
Wilkinson’s barrister, Sue Chrysanthou SC, requested Mr Lehrmann about what he acquired in alternate for his interview with Seven’s Highlight program earlier this yr.
The community beforehand mentioned it ‘made no cost to Bruce Lehrmann for the interview’, however ‘assisted with lodging as a part of the filming of the report’.
‘Was it a part of that settlement that you just have been paid for 12 months lodging by Channel Seven?’ Ms Chrysanthou requested.
Bruce Lehrmann (pictured) has admitted that the Seven Community has been paying his lease throughout cross-examination by Lisa Wilkinson ‘s barrister
Mr Lehrmann replied: ‘That is the one half…that is what I get.’
Ms Chrysanthou continued: ‘That occurred from June 2023 and paid till June 2024?’
Mr Lehrmann replied: ‘Umm, effectively, sure. For filming in these locations.’
He defined that a part of the primary Highlight interview, which aired on Channel Seven in June, was partly filmed in that lodging.
She then requested how a lot that was price however Mr Lehrmann mentioned he did not know as a result of the ‘community dealt with the lodging preparations’.
It’s the second main defamation lawsuit Seven, owned by billionaire Kerry Stokes, has been named on this yr.
Seven individually bankrolled Victoria Cross recipient Ben Roberts-Smith’s unsuccessful defamation go well with in opposition to 9 Leisure’s publications.
Lisa Wilkinson’s barrister, Sue Chrysanthou SC, (pictured collectively) requested Mr Lehrmann about what he acquired in alternate for his interview with Seven’s Highlight program earlier this yr
Tuesday marks the fourth day Mr Lehrmann has been cross-examined as a part of the defamation trial which started final Wednesday.
Mr Lehrmann is suing Wilkinson and Community 10 within the Federal Court docket over her 2021 interview with Brittany Higgins on The Mission, throughout which she publicly alleged for the primary time that he raped her in Parliament Home in 2019.
Whereas he was not named, he claims mates and former colleagues have been in a position to establish him because the alleged rapist.
He has regularly maintained his innocence.