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Australian PM Apologizes Over Handling Of Parliament Rape Allegation

An ex-staffer says a colleague assaulted her in Parliament House but that her supervisors didn't properly address her allegation.
Posted at 7:15 PM, Feb 16, 2021

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison apologized to an ex-government staffer today.

Brittany Higgins alleged she was raped by a colleague in a government minister's office. The unnamed man she accused was fired over the incident --but not over the rape accusation. He was fired because he caused a security breach when he brought Higgins into the minister's office after a night of drinking. Higgins says she plans to pursue a police complaint against him.