Sexual consent laws in NSW will be reviewed after the woman who accused a man of raping her in a Kings Cross lane when she was an 18-year-old virgin spoke publicly about her ordeal.
NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman said on Tuesday he would refer the state’s consent laws to the Law Reform Commission.
Saxon Mullins, now 23, was anally raped in an alleyway behind a popular nightclub in Sydney’s party district in 2013 on her first night out in the big smoke.
She shared her story on Monday night on ABC’s Four Corners in the hope of provoking a discussion about consent.
Over a five-year period, Ms Saxon endured two trials and two appeals with Luke Lazarus eventually walking free.
After the first jury trial he spent 11 months in jail before his conviction for raping Ms Mullins was overturned on appeal in 2016.
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He was later cleared following a judge-alone retrial.