Seven: “We strongly reject the false and misleading claims”

Explosive claims by former Spotlight producer are yet to be tested in ongoing trial between Bruce Lehrmann and 10.

Seven network has responded to explosive allegations made in an affidavit by former Spotlight producer Taylor Auerbach.

Guardian Australia reports the affidavit was accepted by the federal court on Tuesday evening after Justice Michael Lee allowed Channel 10 to present additional evidence in the defamation trial between Bruce Lehrmann and 10 / Lisa Wilkinson.

“The claims in the affidavits have been presented unchallenged,” a Seven spokesperson said.

“We strongly reject the false and misleading claims relating to the broadcast of material in the Spotlight program. Seven has never revealed its source or sources and has no intention of doing so.

“Seven notes Mr Lehrmann’s court testimony last year that he was not the source. Furthermore, Seven did not condone or authorise the alleged payments to Mr Lehrmann referred to in the affidavits.

“As has been previously reported, the person involved admitted to the misuse of a Seven corporate card and all unauthorised expenses were immediately reimbursed.”

Seven noted that the proceedings remained before the court.

The trial resumes tomorrow.