‘I’m just so sick of this s***’: There is a huge untapped fury among women staffers and politicians
“I’m just so sick of this s***,” the woman on the phone told me.
She’d just been to a Canberra police station to make a formal report about a man who she alleges inappropriately touched her thigh at a bar in 2017 — the fourth to make an allegation against the former staffer, who has also been accused of raping Brittany Higgins in 2019.
They all are. All of the women who have been phoning and messaging me over the past week and all of the women I spoke to, over many months, as I researched the Inside the Canberra Bubble story for Four Corners, which aired in November last year.
Before and since that story broke, these women have described to me sexual discrimination, sexual harassment and, yes, sexual assault. I am aware of at least one other incident — a crime — that…