Someone just accidentally unmuted themselves while calling a barrister a "fuckwit" in the Supreme Court.
Lawyer: "Perhaps the person who said it can identify themselves. It was a male voice."
Judge: "I'm not sure much is gained by that. Don't take it personally. Obviously whoever said it didn't intend it for your ears."
Lawyer: "It's my first time ... being called a fuckwit while I’m cross examining a witness."
Judge: "It shouldn't have been said in a way that was audible to you."
Lawyer: "I would appreciate an apology from the person who said it before I continue."
For those asking, there was no apology and the speaker hasn't been identified. In part, I suspect, because he immediately died after realising what he'd done.
Also, I'm sorry to disappoint the significant number of people speculating that it was the judge, but it wasn't the judge.
Just a reminder that these quirky things happen in the midst of the most devastating of cases. Here's the anecdote retold in my report on the case for @AAPNewswire

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