Brittany Higgins has lashed out at officers investigating her rape allegations amid claims that an investigation into the case has destroyed the careers of 13 officers.
Ms Higgins reactivated her Instagram account on Wednesday morning, after a brief break, to denounce the Australian Federal Police’s dealing with of her 2021 allegation in opposition to Bruce Lehrmann.
Mr Lehrmann has all the time denied raping Ms Higgins within the House of Parliament in 2019.
Ms Higgins wrote on Wednesday: “These police have never wanted to prosecute my (alleged) rapist, despite the fact that no one, not even the defense, has made a request alleging that the prosecution was not properly instituted.”
“They were absolutely horrible to me. They made me feel violated every time.”
Ms Higgins responded to a report in The Australian who mentioned a fee of inquiry into her rape allegations and the prosecution of Mr Lehrman precipitated irreversible reputational and emotional injury to a number of law enforcement officials.
The investigation was sparked by outgoing Director of Public Prosecutions, Shane Drumgold, who despatched a fiery letter to police in November falsely accusing investigating officers of corruption and conspiracy to not prosecute Mr Lehrmann.
Brittany Higgins (pictured with ) alleged that Bruce Lehrmann raped her in Parliament House in 2019. He denies the allegations
Police actions have come beneath a lot scrutiny that some officers have left the power altogether, whereas others have both been completely transferred from the intercourse crime subject or are on prolonged sick go away, the publication mentioned.
In her publish, Ms Higgins mentioned: ‘I don’t have fun different folks’s misfortune. However, these officers had been disgraced by their conduct, not by the DPP.”
The former Liberal staffer additionally alleged that police made a “fun folder full of baseless allegations in a literal attempt to discredit me as an authorized (alleged) rape victim at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.” .
She referred to a doc ready by Detective Scott Moller, often known as the Moller Report, which questioned the validity of her allegations.
She continued: “I will always remember how small I felt when five senior police officers I have never met in a room belittled me – after I had just spent hours giving evidence in a second (evidence in chief) interview .’
Ms Higgins lashed out at police in an Instagram post (pictured) on Wednesday morning
Ms Higgins accused AFP of being ‘dreadful’ to her, claiming they were ‘disgraced by their behaviour’ rather than by Mr Drumgold’s allegations against them
“They expressed their judgment of me and the merits of my advocacy and regularly repeated their reasons why they felt I should not press charges.”
Ms. Higgins additionally introduced up the second when detectives “handed over to(Mr. Lehrmann’s defense attorneys)my most private thoughts that I had collected over the years during counseling sessions at the Rape Crisis Center.”
During the investigation, police admitted to handing over her private recommendation notes to the protection – which turned out to be a mistake.
This week, ACT Policing issued an “unqualified apology” to Ms Higgins for the “significant error.”
The inquiry was sparked by Mr Drumgold, who despatched a letter to police in November final 12 months accusing them of corruption.
The inquiry was chaired by former choose Walter Sofronoff, whose report was formally launched by the ACT authorities on Monday.
Mr Sofronoff discovered that whereas the police made some errors, they finally ‘performed their duties in absolute goodness and with great determination, though faced with obstacles, and made a solid case’.
Daily Mail Australia has approached the AFP for remark.
Bruce Lehrmann (pictured) has all the time denied raping Brittany Higgins