All she ever wanted was to hear the words, “I was wrong”, “I’m sorry”. Instead, the woman at the centre of the Luke Lazarus case has watched on as the man she claims raped her in a Kings Cross alleyway four years ago walked free.
Lazarus, the 25-year-old son of a Sydney nightclub owner, was on Thursday acquitted of raping the then-18-year-old woman in a judge only retrial, two years after a jury found him guilty.
In an emotional Facebook post, the woman told friends that she felt “let down and confused” by the recent verdict.
“The reality is this doesn’t get to be over for me,” she wrote. “I don’t get to know who I would be today had this not happened to me, and I mourn for that person.
“She seemed like she was on her way to being great.”