Fourth woman joins Brittany Higgins in alleging she was sexually assaulted by former Liberal staffer
A fourth woman has come forward to allege she was sexually assaulted by the same political staffer accused of raping Brittany Higgins inside Parliament House.
The series of allegations have added to pressure on the federal government since Ms Higgins last week alleged she was raped in the office of then Defence Industry minister Linda Reynolds in 2019.
On Monday afternoon, Ms Higgins also sharply criticised Senator Reynolds for avoiding questions in Parliament by citing her “privacy” as an excuse to justify her actions.
Senator Reynolds had earlier repeated her claim she had never told the prime minister’s office about the alleged rape saying it was “not her story to tell”.
“It was not my story to tell and at all times I took my lead from Brittany Higgins,” she told the Senate.