Rape victim Brittany Higgins was called a “lying cow” by Australia’s defence minister Linda Reynolds in front of other staff members. Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, defended Reynolds:
“I’m sure that all of you have found yourselves at a time of frustration perhaps saying things you regret.”
But Brittany Higgins decision to come forward brought more scandals to light. At least four other women have come forward to local media outlets to accuse the same man of sexual assault or harrasment.
Another claim was that an Australian cabinet minister raped a sixteen year old girl. She killed herself shortly after speaking to the police.