Brittany Higgins was spotted heading out for a trip with her fiance while carrying an ABC reporter’s book about Australia’s legal system, a day after she was revealed about her prestigious new UN role.
Ms Higgins was seen wearing a blue and white dress and simple sandals on Saturday, while her fiance David Sharaz wore a beige jacket, jeans and brown boots.
The couple was seen packing designer luggage in a white sedan.
The former Liberal activist carried her pet dog under one arm and a copy of ABC journalist Louise Milligan’s book Witness under the other.
The book was shortlisted for the 2021 Stella Prize and is an investigation into the failure of how the Australian legal system deals with high-profile sexual abuse claims.
Former Liberal activist Brittany Higgins was seen packing for a trip on Saturday, holding a copy of ABC journalist Louise Milligan’s book Witness
Ms Higgins pictured with fiance David Sharaz as the couple prepare to travel away
Mrs Higgins was seen carrying a copy of ABC journalist Louise Milligan’s book Witness
The couple’s luggage included a navy Longchamp bag and exclusive Rimowa suitcases, which sell for up to $3,000.
It was revealed on Friday that Ms Higgins has taken up a new role at the United Nations dedicated to ending discrimination against women.
Ms Higgins also confirmed rumors that she and Mr Sharaj had recently jetted abroad for an extended trip.
Ms Higgins shared a series of photos of herself posing outside the Palais des Nations, the United Nations conference center in Geneva, Switzerland.
“Honored to be an intern at this year’s @UNITEDNations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW),” she wrote on social media.
Her outfit choices include a baby pink suit and matching blazer with Gucci-style high heels. A similarly designed shoe costs $1,000 in Australia.
After the story was published, Ms. Higgins posted a message exchange on her Instagram story, revealing that the Gucci shoes belonged to her mother, Kelly.
Ms Higgins revealed on Friday that she had taken on a new role at the UN dedicated to ending discrimination against women.
Ms Higgins was seen wearing the dress with her pet dog in her arms on Saturday
Mr Sharaj was seen carrying a navy Longchamp bag and expensive Rimowa suitcase.
It emerged on Saturday that cold water has been poured on persistent rumors of an alleged ‘steam clean’ cover-up, hours after court testimony by a Colombian-born cleaner accused of raping Brittany Higgins swept Senator Linda Reynolds’ parliamentary office. -on.
Carlos Ramos was asked to clean Senator Reynolds’ office on March 23, 2019, after parliamentary security staff officers alerted a Finance Department official that two staffers had entered the office and found Ms. Higgins sleeping on the couch.
Ms Higgins did not publicly allege an assault until much later and an investigation by the former Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Vivienne Thom and the Federal Police found there was no reason to suspect one at the time.
Late-night drinking in parliamentary offices, however, is not uncommon in Canberra and special cleaning is sometimes ordered to ensure MPs do not reach any party remnants.
Ms Higgins and Mr Sharaz moved to Queensland after seeking compensation for sexual harassment, gender discrimination, disability discrimination, neglect and victimisation.
When Mr. Ramos arrived to clean, expecting two hours or more of work, he found the room so tidy that he called his boss who then reached out to security staff to make sure they had the right room.
During cross-examination, Ramos told defense barrister Katrina Musgrove that: ‘It was completely routine cleaning.’
Her testimony refutes claims that the couch in Ms. Reynolds’ office was thoroughly cleaned within hours of the alleged sexual assault.
Ms Higgins, in 2021 came forward to accuse her colleague Bruce Lehrman of raping her in a minister’s office at Parliament House in March 2019.
Mr Lehrman has always vehemently denied the allegations and they have never been proven in court.
His case resulted in a mistrial due to jury misconduct, and prosecutors declined to retry Mr. Lehrman’s case out of concern for Ms. Higgins’ mental health.
Senator Linda Reynolds is suing Mr Sharaj in the Supreme Court of Western Australia for allegedly uploading five social media posts that she claims are ‘falsely defamatory’.
However, the case has been on hold since January as Ms Reynolds’ lawyers struggled to serve the elusive former journalist with court papers.
Ms Higgins and Mr Sharaz moved to Queensland after seeking compensation for sexual harassment, gender discrimination, disability discrimination, neglect and victimisation, while Ms Higgins received a substantial payment, rumored to be up to $3 million from the Commonwealth.
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