/ 18 June 2024

Lehrmann pushes for no trial

Image source: AAP
Image source: AAP

Lawyers for former Liberal staffer Bruce Lehrmann say they’ll make a “no case to answer” application in response to charges laid against him over 2 counts of alleged rape. The 29yo attended the Toowoomba Magistrates Court yesterday for a committal hearing, with the complainant – an unnamed woman – being cross-examined by Lehrmann’s legal team. She carried out her testimony remotely via video link – which is standard practice for sexual assault cases – and it was a closed court, meaning journalists weren’t allowed in. Lehrmann’s accused of sexually assaulting her in Toowoomba twice on 10 October 2021, but he denies that. Magistrate Marc Howden will consider written submissions from both sides before the case is back in court on 4 July to decide if it will go to trial.

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