Feminist it girl threatens to sue hospitalised woman

It’s not often a sub-spat of a bigger brawl Down Under literally humanises Google’s image bank.

Self-evidently, this demeaning and belittling statement, in which you refer to our client as a member of the animal kingdom and declare her to be untruthful, is highly defamatory of our client’s good character and unblemished reputation.”

– Reputational risk lawyer Rebekah Giles this evening

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74 Responses to Feminist it girl threatens to sue hospitalised woman

  1. Snoopy says:

    St Brittany has never told a lie?

  2. Splatacrobat says:

    Believe all bovines.

  3. If that is the standard for defamation action – there’s going to be a whole lotta cases coming my way.

    I’ll lose my shirt!

  4. H B Bear says:

    Holy cow! Brittany’s back baby.

  5. Perfidious Albino says:

    So now Reynolds people can legitimately question and test anything St Brittany has said or alleged and sidestep the whole ‘victim blaming’ schtick because, legal defence…

    Seems like a dumb move by St Brittany’s partner and his people.

  6. Splatacrobat says:

    Milch cow might have been more appropriate term.

  7. Graham Young says:

    I’m shocked that the phrase was not preceded by the F-Bomb. The minister is very restrained indeed. I also think there will be wholesale turnover in the staff seconded from the department. Leaking an off-the-record comment like that is beyond contempt.

  8. BrettW says:

    Actually I for one would like to hear why she made the comment about lying cow. Seems to be about how Brittney thinks she was treated by Reynolds and how this was portrayed in the news. If I was Reynolds I would be less than impressed by the fact she was all over the news and on The Project before actually formally going to police. I would like to think Reynolds was smart enough to know when the allegation was first made she was on dangerous ground no matter whether reported to police or not. Hopefully she has good records to support her belief Briitney was lying about something.

  9. Leo G says:

    …you refer to our client as a member of the animal kingdom …

    A vegetable then- perhaps a cow parsnip lying in a plot.

  10. duncanm says:

    Rebekah Giles

    seems to like the limelight..

    The machinations of these women is fascinating to watch. What a train wreck.

  11. Davey Boy says:

    Meow, reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee…
    The wymynzes are demonstrably more deadlier than any male could be, that much is evident.

  12. Scott Osmond says:

    Still think giving them the vote was a good idea?

  13. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    What’s Linda Reynolds, a brigadier in the Army Reserve? I would have thought someone that high up the food chain would have learned to watch what they said in front of who.

  14. I vote for replacing defamation lawsuits with trial by combat.

    Just think how much more reasonable Twatter, fecesbook & school council meetings would be.

  15. John Brumble says:

    Brett and ZK2A.
    No. It needs to be ok for one woman to call another woman a “lying cow”. It’s rude, and that’s all. It has ti be ok for people to be rude to eachother. Blaming Reynolds for being rude is just giving in to the parasites:

  16. PB says:

    Rebekah with a K.

    So edgy.

  17. Scott Osmond says:

    I’d be happy for duelling to make a come back. Televised for the entertainment of the masses. Once you except the challenge no legal recourse on what happens on the duelling ground. I’d also be happy to see the cane and whip replace youf justice and public hanging for repeat sex offenders. Just look at how many judicially approved hunting licences that Adrian Bayley received before he finally went after a protected female of the journalist class. I’m wondering how many more he’d have been given if he haden’t had the misfortune to pick an ABC worker?

  18. Ginger Groupie says:

    All sorts of self serving press releases ,conflations designed to exact maximum harm. At odds with the actual fair and caring treatment provided by the minister.
    Said minister under attack for bogus sins has had enough and calls the women a liar in front of public servants .
    So what .
    I say she is a liar in terms of the self serving narrative that she’s been treated badly. Bullshit x 100. No one would have dared treat her complaint with anything but terror of getting the “optics”wrong .
    This is a different issue to the allegation of sexual assault.
    Reynolds seems a bit of a dope, and will surely now be hung out to dry . You know , because women causes…🤓

  19. BrettW says:

    John,
    I have no problem with her saying she was a lying cow. I hope she can prove she is and does not back down.

    John Brumble says:
    March 4, 2021 at 11:00 pm
    Brett and ZK2A.
    No. It needs to be ok for one woman to call another woman a “lying cow”. It’s rude, and that’s all. It has ti be ok for people to be rude to eachother. Blaming Reynolds for being rude is just giving in to the parasites:

  20. Melanie says:

    Why “member of the animal kingdom”? Why not simply “an animal”? Such wordy crap.

  21. Stanley says:

    Fat and docile, big and dumb
    They look so stupid, they aren’t much fun
    Cows aren’t fun

    They eat to grow, grow to die
    Die to be e(a)t at the hamburger fry
    Cows well done

    Nobody thunk it, nobody knew
    No one imagined the great cow guru
    Cows are one

    He hid in the forest, read books with great zeal
    He loved Che Guevera, a revolutionary veal
    Cow Tse Tongue

    He spoke about justice, but nobody stirred
    He felt like an outcast, alone in the herd
    Cow doldrums

    He mooed we must fight, escape or we’ll die
    Cows gathered around, cause the steaks were so high
    Bad cow pun

    But then he was captured, stuffed into a crate
    Loaded onto a truck, where he rode to his fate
    Cows are bummed

    He was a scrawny calf, who looked rather woozy
    No one suspected he was packing an Uzi
    Cows with guns

    They came with a needle to stick in his thigh
    He kicked for the groin, he pissed in their eye
    Cow well hung

    Knocked over a tractor and ran for the door
    Six gallons of gas flowed out on the floor
    Run cows run!

    He picked up a bullhorn and jumped up on the hay
    We are free roving bovines, we run free today

    We will fight for bovine freedom
    And hold our large heads high
    We will run free with the Buffalo, or die
    Cows with guns

    They crashed the gate in a great stampede
    Tipped over a milk truck, torched all the feed
    Cows have fun

    Sixty police cars were piled in a heap
    Covered in cow pies, covered up deep
    Much cow dung

    Black smoke rising, darkening the day
    Twelve burning McDonalds, have it your way

    We will fight for bovine freedom
    And hold our large heads high
    We will run free with the Buffalo, or die
    Cows with guns

    The President said “enough is enough

    These uppity cattle, its time to get tough”
    Cow dung flung

    The newspapers gloated, folks sighed with relief
    Tomorrow at noon, they would all be ground beef
    Cows on buns

    The cows were surrounded, they waited and prayed
    They mooed their last moos,
    They chewed their last hay
    Cows out gunned

    The order was given to turn cows to whoppers
    Enforced by the might of ten thousand coppers
    But on the horizon surrounding the shoppers

    Came the deafening roar of chickens in choppers

    We will fight for bovine freedom
    And hold our large heads high
    We will run free with the Buffalo, or die
    Cows with guns

    Dana C. Lyons

  22. Ed Case says:

    Brittany has previously said that Reynolds couldn’t stand being in the same room with her when the office moved to Perth during the Parliamentary recess of 2019.
    The Senior Adviser she was forced to [Sack? Move On? Offer Redundancy? Give a reference to?] was the Star Boarder in her office.
    By the way, if Reynolds thought Brittany a lying cow, why didn’t she sack Brittany over the Security Breach of March 23 2019?

  23. Mark A says:

    BrettW says:
    March 5, 2021 at 1:06 am

    John,
    I have no problem with her saying she was a lying cow. I hope she can prove she is and does not back down.
    ———————-
    It’s rude, and that’s all. It has to be ok for people to be rude to each other.

    Agreed, rudeness has its place in life same as niceness.
    (even if this sounds a bit Maxwell Smart-ish.)

  24. Ed Case says:

    What was the context if not the events of the night of 22-23/3/2019?
    Reynolds could’ve sacked Brittany at any time without giving a reason, she was a political staffer.

  25. Catfeesh? says:

    Melanie says:
    March 5, 2021 at 1:13 am
    Why “member of the animal kingdom”? Why not simply “an animal”? Such wordy crap.

    Aren’t humans members of the animal kingdom?

  26. Ed Case says:

    Cows are ornery untrustworthy beasts with large udders.
    The comment was pointed, no one calls a flat chested woman a Cow.

  27. Herodotus says:

    I’m sure that long ago one Labor politician referred to another as looking dumbly at the world through moo-cow eyes. Both were male, and Ministers.
    But this time a case is being made that use of such language is a dog of an act.

  28. Fair Shake says:

    Where was the quote from Reynolds sourced? I understand she was in her own office. So was it her staff that leaked this quote? If so that’s a nice little team of vipers Reynolds has working for her. FMD I have worked in corporate for years and be part of conversations that were never intended for the light of day. The initial responses can be quite emotional but then you sit back, consider and work through how you will respond to the situation. IMHO To have the Ministers first emotional response leaked is the more appalling culture.
    But heh this whole saga has the hallmarks of a media gallery stitch up.

  29. Cassie of Sydney says:

    ” So was it her staff that leaked this quote?”

    Indeed….clearly not a team player and clearly not a loyal apparatchik. This is the problem with the stupid fucking Liberals….in power they do absolutely nothing about cleaning out the public service. I remember how the A-G department went after CPAC organisers and attendees for being “agents of foreign influence”…..LOL. Did Porter do anything. Nope.

  30. Mater says:

    The comment was pointed, no one calls a flat chested woman a Cow.

    Give it a rest with your suppositions, you idiot. You’ve obviously lived in a bubble your whole life.
    Everyone (except you, it seems) knows that ‘cow’ is a pretty common and ubiquitous insult thrown at women…especially by other women. Neither breast size, or any other physical attribute, has anything to do with it.

    The Urban Dictionary even gets it. Why can’t you?

  31. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “‘cow’ is a pretty common and ubiquitous insult thrown at women…especially by other women. Neither breast size, or any other physical attribute, has anything to do with it.”

    Indeed….the insult “cow” has nothing to do with breast size.

    As for Dick Ed…..it’s almost sunrise….time for him to return to his coffin.

  32. Clam Chowdah says:

    St Brittany has never told a lie?

    She’s a “powerful victim” for sure.

  33. Clam Chowdah says:

    I also think there will be wholesale turnover in the staff seconded from the department. Leaking an off-the-record comment like that is beyond contempt.

    It’s also a private comment, overheard. Hard to make a case in the tort of defamation without showing publication.

  34. Cui Bono says:

    Follow the money. Here comes the defamation case that makes all this embarrassing publicity worthwhile for the former staffer, partner and lawyers.

  35. Clam Chowdah says:

    I don’t think a case for defamation could be made for a casual slur uttered in private and then published by people not a party to a private conversation. It’s bullshit.

  36. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “It’s also a private comment, overheard. Hard to make a case in the tort of defamation without showing publication.”

    Yep.

  37. Mick Gold Coast QLD says:

    As each of the dumb cows plays out their part yet another vacuous sheila enters stage left to offer their contrived performance on the important issues of our times – now we are entertained by “Rebekah with a K. So edgy” as PB observes at 11:43 pm, in for a big quid just like the lying cow.

    Rebekah with a K also expects us all to worship moo cows too, as queens of the animal kingdom. She’s funny as.

    Britney or Bonce or whatever her name is was a “ministerial advisor”, just out of high school. Eh?

    She and Reynolds have made the case in this past week or so why wymminses should be nowhere near a leg up job in Parliament, other than dishing out the buffet in the dining room. They simply do not have the brains for it.

    Further, former Rear Admiral Reynolds is a case study in why wymminses are completely unsuited to a day job in the Defence forces – too bloody fragile and fabulously confused about everything surrounding her.

  38. Ragu says:

    you can’t technically sue someone for libel or slander in Australia, as these legal actions no longer exist. Instead, they both fall under the term ‘defamation’.

    Libel and slander are effectively the two ‘branches’ of defamation. Libel refers to defamation that occurs in print, and slander refers to defamation that occurs in speech. Although this distinction still exists in the United States, it no longer exists in Australia and hasn’t for some time. The Defamation Act 2005 (Cth) abolished slander and libel. 

  39. Mark M says:

    Lucky it was a wimmun who said it.

  40. Cui Bono says:

    Thanks to those more knowledgeable.
    Perhaps then, rather than seeking a payout for defamation, it’s a case of prolonging the story, adding another chapter to the book, adding more detail to the upcoming Project interviews.

  41. Mother Lode says:

    Judge: I have here a document demonstrating a pattern of dishonesty and deceptive behaviour by the complainant which would seem to bear out the contention that she might reasonably be characterised, and allowing for colourful imagery due to exasperation, as a ‘lying cow’. Is there a rebuttal in the offing?

    Brittany’s Barrister: M’Lud, I would submit that my client has only two legs, not four.

  42. Des Deskperson says:

    ‘if Reynolds thought Brittany a lying cow, why didn’t she sack Brittany over the Security Breach of March 23 2019?’

    Wot security breach? Both Higgins and her alleged attacker were admitted to the office in which they worked during the day, by the official APH internal security service.

    I assume that admitting MPs and their staff who not have their security passes is standard procedure up there. What security guard would be brave enough to refuse entry to a politician, whatever his/her state of informality or intoxication?

    If the alleged attacker was – as reported – sacked for a security breach, then it was a trumped up charge.

  43. Bruce says:

    Pull de udder leg! It plays “Home on the Range”.

    Where’s Gary Larson’s pen when you need it?

    Are we on the horns of a dilemma?

    Or, is all this just the usual bovine excreta designed to keep the punters talking about deliberately-crafted nonsense?

  44. bollux says:

    Surely she means “a lying Kow”.

  45. The Beer whisperer says:

    It’s not defamation if it’s not said in public. Would the leaker back that up under threat of purgery?

  46. duncanm says:

    I’m no lawyer, but Rebekah with a K makes absolutely no sense to me.

    “The cavalier manner in which those words were spoken make it plain that they were not spoken privately or in confidence.

    I would have reached the polar opposite conclusion to this.

  47. Rob says:

    Great comments above.
    The rest of the conversation before the “cow” bit would be interesting.

  48. Snoopy says:

    duncanm

    I would have reached the polar opposite conclusion to this.

    Yes, but if you called yourself Dunkanm …..

  49. the sting says:

    Truth hurts , if she is not a lying cow then it would pass . I have seen lots of lying cows down on the farm , others were standing .

  50. Boambee John says:

    Brittany’s Barrister: M’Lud, I would submit that my client has only two legs, not four.

    And only two teats, not four?

  51. Mother Lode says:

    Interesting vocabulary item:

    If indeed Brittany is a cow – and I believe she is contesting this – then one verb for the act carried out on the Ministers couch is ‘cover’. She was covered by a grunting, wheezing, gurgling bull.

    So, there ya go.

  52. sabena says:

    The comment made by Linda Reynolds may well be defamatory-but she spoke it to only a limited number of people,so the damages will be limited.The wider publication is the liability of others.
    Frollicking Mole-if there were trial by combat and one of the combatants were killed,the cause of action for defamation would abate.That means it could no longer be pursued.
    So if Linda Reynolds were to die suddenly,Brittany would be without a remedy.

  53. duncanm says:

    sabena says:
    March 5, 2021 at 9:41 am
    ..
    The wider publication is the liability of others.

    Indeed.

    I will have a most magnificent schaudenboner if this eventuates.

  54. Mike Ryan says:

    Is there “physical’ evidence the young woman was raped in Parliament House?
    Semen, DNA etc?

  55. Roger says:

    They’re drawing a long bow with this one.

  56. Motelier says:

    I am curious why staffers in Ministers offices are not sacked immediately when ever a leak occurs.

  57. Speedbox says:

    Self-evidently, this demeaning and belittling statement, in which you refer to our client as a member of the animal kingdom and declare her to be untruthful, is highly defamatory of our client’s good character and unblemished reputation.”

    – Reputational risk lawyer Rebekah Giles this evening

    Bravado. Nothing more. Trying to embarrass Reynolds, in particular, and the Government in general.

    I don’t believe any defamation action could possibly be successful but Brittany needs to be verrrry careful as any legal action over the slur would be a dangerous gambit. All sorts of stories could emerge that may damage her (and potentially her assault allegations) plus, if she loses, she will find herself with a large legal bill plus Reynolds costs.

    These things can escalate out of control very quickly.

  58. Andre Lewis says:

    My take is the Brit comedy serial The Thick Of It sort of captures the environment of a ministerial office staffed with young, careerist know alls. On this basis ‘lying cow’ would register as normal conversation.

  59. Tom says:

    Rebekah with a K.
    So edgy.

    Bogan central.

    Reminds me of the millenial Telstra chickybabe who recently organised a changeover in my account type: name is Oakli. Can’t work out whether her parents were bogans or hippies.

  60. calli says:

    Rebekah is the KJV (1611) spelling of the name. Rebecca is the Latin Vulgate spelling.

  61. Angus Black says:

    Can someone caught roaming her place of employment, Parliament House, at night while falling down drunk (both captured on video and by her own admission) really be considered of unblemished character?

    I can’t see that her later alleged victimhood, even if true, would change that.

  62. Wallace says:

    I used to think Alf Garnett was funny. O how wrong I was!
    I should turn myself over to the nice ladies in the press corps and go to jail, forthwith!
    ‘The silly old moos’…

  63. Snoopy says:

    Sex discrimination commissioner Kate Jenkins will lead an independent inquiry into the culture of Parliament House, the result of shocking allegations of rape in a ministerial office.

    Larissa Behrendt was unavailable?

  64. Dot says:

    Doja Cat would like to know Linda Reynolds’ location.

  65. DrBeauGan says:

    Vulgar abuse isn’t actionable. Never has been.

  66. Mick Gold Coast QLD says:

    Angus Black says at 12:00 pm:

    “Can someone caught roaming her place of employment, Parliament House, at night while falling down drunk (both captured on video and by her own admission) really be considered of unblemished character?”

    Britney or Bonce or whatever her name is cannot really turn on anyone for besmirching her reputation – she had done a pretty good job of that all by herself in last week’s media, before this week even started!

    This gets more and more amusing – I heard something just now indicating that the ministerette has apologised (from the Royal Canberra maternity ward?) for speaking the truth about the child-woman urger, and that some man hating waddling sheila has been appointed by Morrison (I assume) to find that the Parliament building became a brothel after the Libs won government and that the slag from Altona must be brought back to set it right.

    Even better – now the partners at Minters are publicly demanding the government abdicate and leave the country in disgrace, because Attorney General Weepy Porter was quite possibly a rooter at 17 years old! The drinks will flow freely at Freehill Hollingdale and Page tonight! 🤣

    This is more fun than reading about Dagwood and Blondie Bumstead in the afternoon Daily Mirror comic strips. 😁😁😁

    Off to the pub shortly to enjoy this maniacal comedy some more.

  67. Tom says:

    Vulgar abuse isn’t actionable. Never has been.

    Precisely, Beaugy. The (female) dregs of the Australian middle class are demanding libel be redefined to protect the childish emotions of moral predators. Unfortunately, if they go judge-shopping, the state of the judiciary is in such disrepair they could be awarded an unjustified payout before an appeals court overturns it.

  68. Ed Case says:

    ***Wot security breach? Both Higgins and her alleged attacker were admitted to the office in which they worked during the day, by the official APH internal security service.***
    22/03/2019 was a Friday.
    Brittany Higgins and the Senior [Media?]Adviser presumably returned to Reynolds offices that night.

    I assume that admitting MPs and their staff who not have their security passes is standard procedure up there. What security guard would be brave enough to refuse entry to a politician, whatever his/her state of informality or intoxication?
    I don’t know the answer to that one, i’ll take your word on it.

    If the alleged attacker was – as reported – sacked for a security breach, then it was a trumped up charge.
    All we know is that on Tuesday, 26/03/2019, the Senior Adviser, followed by Brittany Higgins, were called separately into Reynolds office.
    The Senior Adviser subsequently cleared his desk and departed.
    B.H says she realised by Reynolds tone that the meeting was disciplinary and disclosed the Rappin that had gone down 4 nites previous.
    Reynolds’ Chief of Staff, former [and future] Scotty staffer Fiona Brown then became involved and ordered the carpets [and the furnishings?] Steam Cleaned.
    Why did she do that on the Tuesday?
    If there was vomit or something else noticeable on the floor, wouldn’t that have meant the steam cleaners are called first thing Monday morning?
    Then there was the Australian’s coverage. Their writer insisted that the Tuesday meeting was over the Security Breach, which outranks anything else, at least in OzzieWorld.
    Reynolds told the Senate that the Security Breach was the reason for the Tuesday Meeting, and also said that she didn’t know how to answer questions relating to whether her Senior Adviser had been sacked, if he’s received a payout, if he’d gotten a reference, and if Reynolds had met with him since in Parliament House.
    Defence Minister tells the Senate that she doesn’t know how to answer a question?
    Does that sound as if Spooks could be involved, Des?

  69. Ed Case says:

    ***“The cavalier manner in which those words were spoken make it plain that they were not spoken privately or in confidence.***
    Sounds like she said it in front of a lot of people in the office, one of them has done the right thing and gone public.
    What could the remark relate to, I wonder?
    Was Brittany using Linda’s milk in her tea on the sly, and denied it?
    Perhaps Brittany nibbled a few of Linda’s Digestive Biscuits and wouldn’t fess up.
    Anyway, sounds like Brigadier Linda put Brittany in her place in front of the entire regiment.
    Bravo, Linda!

  70. Squirrel says:

    As we duly fret and lose sleep over the toxically gendered (etc. etc. etc.) environment of the wasps’ nest at the heart of The Bubble, let’s reflect on the reaction to the lying cow remark had it been uttered by a minister of the male persuasion……

  71. Ed Case says:

    Er, href=”http://viz.co.uk/category/major-misunderstanding/”>Major Misunderstanding</ here.
    Assumed that Reynolds had called Brittany a lying cow to her face.

  72. Bruce says:

    @ the sting:

    “I have seen lots of lying cows down on the farm , others were standing .”

    Outstanding in their fields?

  73. Nighthawk the Elder says:

    Why is the credibility light now flashing red for this whole sorry saga? And for whom is it really flashing?

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