Sky News Australia has confirmed the ACT Director of Public Prosecutions will pursue the retrial in the Bruce Lehrmann sexual assault case.
The former Liberal staffer is facing one charge of raping his colleague Brittany Higgins inside Parliament House in March 2019.
He denies the pair had sex and is pleading not guilty.
The trial was held this month at the ACT Supreme Court, however, the jury was discharged on Thursday after banned documents were found in the jury room.
Chief Justice Lucy McCallum set February 20, 2023, as the new date for the trial.
Prosecutor Shane Drumgold has confirmed the trial will proceed.
Sky News understands Ms Higgins’ cross-examination in the court was recorded and she may have the option not to appear again in person.
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