Here’s what we’ve missed amid all the drama at the ABC:
Three Women Have Accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of Sexual Misconduct
Three women have come forward accusing the judge of sexual assault. Julie Swetnick, Christine Blasey Ford, and another unnamed woman have come forward with claims that prospective Associate Justice for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, sexually assaulted them during their time in college.
Blasey Ford testified in an emotional session at the Supreme Court this week, claiming Kavanaugh and his friend, Mark Judge, attempted to rape her, and she feared that he would accidentally kill her. Kavanaugh denied the claim, blaming it on “pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election”.
Two Teenagers Charged With Attempted Murder After Hit and Run
A police officer was submitted to hospital in a critical condition last night after two teenagers struck the 24-year-old in what is allegedly a stolen car. Peter McAuley spent last night in Princess Alexandra Hospital and was placed in an induced coma. A fifteen-year-old girl and sixteen-year-old boy were charged with unlawful possession and use of a motor vehicle, as well as attempted murder.
The accused will face court in the coming weeks.
Elon Musk Sued by Securities and Exchange Commission
Tesla founder, Elon Musk, has been caught up in a lawsuit instigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) after tweeting about taking Tesla private in August. Musk tweeted that he would be taking the company private and that funding had been “secured” despite not discussing the plans with financial partners, or any fellow employees. The SEC is suing Musk for fraud, on the grounds that he made false statements about the company, and committed securities fraud.
Musk commented on the lawsuit, and defended his earlier statements in regards to privatising the company.
“This unjustified action by the SEC leaves me deeply saddened and disappointed,” Musk said in a statement released by Tesla.
“I have always taken action in the best interests of truth, transparency and investors. Integrity is the most important value in my life and the facts will show I never compromised this in any way.”
Teenagers Arrested After Throwing Disabled Woman in Hawkesbury River
Four people aged between 16 and 22 were arrested this week for allegedly kidnapping, torturing and throwing a woman into the Hawkesbury River. Three of the attackers were arrested at their home, while a fourth man turned himself into Windsor Police Station where he was then arrested. The victim, Kayla Kendrigan, managed to swim to the side of the river where she sought help after the attack. She was admitted to Nepean Hospital for treatment shortly after. She was treated for stab wounds, burn marks to her hands, and severe emotional trauma.
It is alleged that all the people involved in the attack knew each other. They will appear in court in following weeks.