What Happened With Brittany Higgins Inside The Ministerial Office? Wikipedia Bio
Brittany Higgins told two media outlets that she got raped late at night on March 22, 2019. It happened in then-Defence Industry Minister Senator Linda Reynolds' office in Parliament House's ministerial wing by an unnamed male colleague after security guards let the pair in.
Brittany said she became severely intoxicated at a work party and boarded a cab with a colleague, expecting to be dropped off at their separate houses; instead, she was transported to Parliament House and raped while sliding in and out of consciousness.
In the early morning hours, Higgins was discovered half-naked, intoxicated, and bewildered in the minister's office.
Brittany's boss at the time, Reynolds, terminated the accused assailant on March 26, 2019, four days after the alleged rape, for a "security violation," not the alleged criminal behavior.
She accused Reynolds of abandoning her because the event was politically controversial in an election year. She reported the rape to police but left the case in April 2019, fearing that the allegation would result in her job being terminated.