Bruce Lehrmann lodges last-minute appeal over defamation dismissal

Bruce Lehrmann has filed a last-minute appeal against the landmark dismissal of his multi-million dollar defamation lawsuit.

A former Liberal staffer has sued Network 10 and reporter Lisa Wilkinson for airing Brittany Higgins’ allegations that she was raped in Parliament in 2019.

In a landmark ruling last month, Judge Michael Lee found on a balance of probabilities that Lehrmann assaulted Ms Higgins, throwing out the defamation case.

Lehrmann had until the end of business hours Friday afternoon to appeal the decision.

Court filings show Lehrmann filed the complaint in federal court at 8:32 a.m. Friday.

It comes as Network 10 and Ms Wilkinson return to court for a huge legal defence, with the former The Project host seeking $1.8 million from her employer.

More to come

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