Sky News host Paul Murray says Craig McLachlan’s acquittal shows that “nobody wins” out of legal processes.
“People who made accusations who ultimate feel the system didn’t stand up for them and the person who have been put through the wringer ultimately to be exonerated by the system,” he said.
“Nobody wins out of processes like this.”
Mr Murray proposed a system where in cases like sexual assault, the names are withheld until a verdict is reached as both accused and accuser have their reputations tainted by the allegations.
“People make their judgements based on what they have read on the front page of the newspaper that always screams the accusation louder than the exoneration.”