Brittany Higgins’s boyfriend proposed to her atop the famed Cape Bryon Bay lighthouse, and the couple will celebrate their engagement on New Year’s Eve.
David Sharaz, age 29, proposed to the former Liberal Party employee, age 28, after a beautiful sunset proposal on Saturday.
On the lighthouse balcony, a grinning Ms. Higgins was observed holding a bunch of red roses while dressed in an attractive black dress and sand-colored heels.
Brittany Higgins’s boyfriend proposed to her atop the Cape Bryon Bay lighthouse, and the couple celebrated their engagement on New Year’s Eve.
When Mr. Sharaz, wearing a white shirt, light blue pants, and a cream-colored blazer, returned to his feet, the infatuated couple hugged and kissed passionately.
Before being applauded by loved ones, the two lovers continued to appreciate the fairytale moment.
The group then down the lighthouse steps and strolled around the streets of the town on the extreme north coast despite the severe winds.
After the proposal, the former press gallery journalist and his fiancée joined their friends and family for a double celebration.
They will now celebrate the engagement and the new year with a nightlong celebration.
The renowned Cape Bryon Bay lighthouse is situated on a rocky headland at Australia’s farthest eastern point on the far north NSW coast.
David Sharaz proposed to the 28-year-old former Liberal Party staffer after a beautiful sunset proposal on Saturday.
Ms. Higgins was observed beaming and nodding after Mr. Sharaz popped the question.
The suggestion comes barely two weeks after Ms. Higgins negotiated a private settlement with the Commonwealth over 2019 allegations that she was sexually assaulted by a coworker at Parliament House.
Ms. Higgins’ attorney, Noor Blumer, issued a brief statement at the time.
Ms. Blumer stated, “At a mediation held today, the Commonwealth and Ms. Higgins settled her claims.”
At Ms. Higgins’ request, the parties have agreed to keep the specifics of the settlement confidential.
In her civil case filed in December, Ms. Higgins identified three defendants: Senators Linda Reynolds and Michaelia Cash, as well as the Commonwealth. It is reported that Senator Reynolds has since been removed from the claim.
Ms. Higgins’ desire to suit for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, handicap discrimination, negligence, and victimization was detailed in the documents.
At the time, the claim was estimated to be worth approximately $3 million, including $2.5 million for future economic loss, approaching $100,000 for previous economic loss, and $100,000 for general damages.
The couple continued to converse and kiss as the coastal gusts of New South Wales did not dampen their magical moment (pictured)
David Sharaz proposed to his girlfriend Saturday evening atop the Bryon Bay lighthouse (pictured).
Ms. Higgins claims she was raped by Bruce Lehrmann in the office of Senator Reynolds, for whom they both worked as staff, in 2019.
Mr. Lehrmann has always disputed the accusation.
His trial before the Supreme Court of the ACT was derailed because to juror misbehavior.
The prosecution opted against further action.
Following the 2019 federal election, Ms. Higgins began working as a media advisor in the office of then-employment minister Michaela Cash.
Mr. Lehrmann is also contemplating filing an insurance claim and a slander lawsuit.
Shane Drumgold, the Director of Public Prosecutions for the ACT, has also expressed worry regarding the ‘political and police behavior’ in this case.
Shane Rattenbury, the Attorney-General of the Australian Capital Territory, acknowledged that the subject had been sent to the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity for further inquiry.
Mr. Sharaz wore a casual white shirt, a jacket of cream color, and light blue pants.
For the event, Miss Higgins chose a black dress with a round neckline, sand-colored shoes, and a matching clutch (pictured)
Friends of the infatuated couple were observed praising them, laughing, hugging, and photographing them.
“I am aware that this issue has been referred… As a result, further comment is not warranted at this time,’ he stated in a statement.
The police union has criticized Mr. Drumgold’s office for its criticism of the Australian Federal Police and ACT Policing, which investigated the incident.
Alex Caruana, head of the Australian Federal Police Association, said in a statement that the union “wholeheartedly” welcomed a judicial investigation into Mr. Lehrmann’s trial.
However, he stated that the territory’s chief prosecutor’s ‘desperate attempts’ to tarnish the police forces were untested and the subject of an internal probe.
Mr. Drumgold said in a letter released under request of information legislation that police had engaged in a campaign to persuade him not to pursue Mr. Lehrmann for the claim made by Ms. Higgins.