This post deals with sexual assault and might be triggering for some readers.
The man who allegedly raped Brittany Higgins in Parliament House has been accused of sexual assault by three more women.
In an interview with The Weekend Australian on Saturday the second woman, who asked to remain anonymous, said she is a former Liberal staffer. She says the alleged rape occurred late last year after she went to dinner with the man, meaning this alleged assault occurred after Higgins' alleged assault.
The alleged rapist is an ex-employee of defence minister Linda Reynolds and was fired after allegedly raping Higgins. His identity has not been publicly revealed.
A third woman has come forward on Monday, alleging she was sexually assaulted by the same man almost five years ago.
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The woman told The Australian she was barely out of school when the former male staffer — who was working in a minister’s office — bought several rounds of "double strength" vodkas and three tequila shots for her during a night out with campaign volunteers days before the 2016 election.
She says he offered to "look after me" and she woke up to find her button-up blouse opened and her jeans pushed down in his hotel room and him "lying on top of her."
She says she fled the room and was bleeding.
"I was severely embarrassed about it and felt dirty and ashamed and I didn't want to tell anyone," she told The Australian.
The second woman to come forward says that if the alleged rape of Higgins had been "properly dealt with" by the Australian government, then her alleged sexual assault would never have occurred.