Christian Porter defamation case: minister’s lawyers accuse ABC of omitting material that cast doubt on rape claim

Christian Porter defamation case: minister’s lawyers accuse ABC of omitting material that cast doubt on rape claim

The Guardian

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Porter team’s letter setting out his case for aggravated damages cites concerns accuser’s parents had about historical allegation

Christian Porter’s lawyers have accused the ABC of failing to disclose that the parents of the woman who accused him of rape feared “she may have confected or embellished the allegations”.

In a letter to the ABC, published by the federal court on Thursday, Rebekah Giles explained Porter’s bid for aggravated damages, accusing the ABC and reporter Louise Milligan of omitting material that cast doubt on the complainant’s claim and inappropriately lobbying for an independent inquiry.

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