Channel 10 colleagues of Lisa Wilkinson have turned on The Project presenter because the fallout from her now-infamous Logies speech boils over on the TV community.
Wilkinson’s feedback about Brittany Higgins induced ACT Chief Justice Lucy McCallum to order a delay within the trial of the previous political staffer’s accused rapist, Bruce Lehrmann.
That led long-time 10 climate presenter Tim Bailey to tear into Wilkinson in a brutal tweet final night time, calling her a ‘massive head’, whereas news anchor Sandra Sully and Sunrise presenter Natalie Barr additionally joined the pile-on.
‘Hey Lisa, pull ya head in,’ Bailey stated in a now-deleted message. ‘I do know this may be troublesome, as a result of it’s a very massive head. But please attempt.’
He added: ‘#LisaWilkinson #Logies2022 #carparkthief’.
Lisa Wilkinson is pictured giving her Logies speech on Sunday night time, the place she thanked Brittany Higgins for sharing her story of an alleged sexual assault
Legendary 10 news anchor Sandra Sully additionally preferred a tweet from showbusiness reporter Peter Ford blasting Wilkinson’s speech. That message stated: ‘Such critical penalties from Lisa Wilkinson… if solely she’d caught to mad tales just like the paparazzi who stalked her in Chapel St.’
Despite the uproar, there have been indicators Wilkinson remains to be in denial over the intense penalties of her actions, with the host liking a tweet which stated her Logies feedback had ‘nothing to do with the accused. If the courts do not recognise the distinction, they’re a part of the issue’.
Ironically, Wilkinson final 12 months referred to as for discretion in relation to commenting on the case.
‘Naming the person on social media & passing judgement might have dire penalties for the end result of any trial,’ she tweeted.
Former Channel 10 climate presenter Tim Bailey referred to as Lisa Wilkinson a ‘massive head’ in a now deleted tweet
Tim Bailey is pictured on November 9, 2017 in Sydney. In a now deleted Twitter submit, he informed former Channel 10 colleague Lisa Wilkinson to ‘pull ya head in’
Separately, Sunrise presenter Natalie Barr expressed disbelief on the breakfast TV present on Wednesday, saying Seven at all times runs tales by their attorneys earlier than going to air.
‘You know, now we have our personal attorneys, we frequently seek the advice of them earlier than we put a narrative to air, would this have been the case the place Channel 10’s attorneys ought to have stepped in and lawyered this speech?’
Higgins’ accused rapist Bruce Lehrmann was granted a brief keep within the ACT Supreme Court on Monday, after his lawyer stated a jury trial could be ‘untenable’ following the reporting of Wilkinson’s speech.
Justice McCallum informed the ACT Supreme Court that current media publicity had prejudged Lehrmann’s proper to a good trial.
‘The case has accordingly attracted a stage of consideration within the media … that whereas not unprecedented, is actually excessive,’ she stated on Tuesday.
‘Extensive media reporting of alleged legal conduct just isn’t mischievous in itself.
‘What is a possible mischief is media reporting of such points in such a means … it impacts the legal case.’
Justice McCallum says whereas jurors may be given instructions to mitigate prejudice, this case was totally different with Wilkinson being a key witness.
No date has been set for the trial, however the decide stated she needs it to be held this 12 months, with an October itemizing in all probability offering sufficient time for publicity to dissipate.
Justice McCallum slammed Wilkinson’s speech, saying the road between an allegation and the discovering of guilt was ‘fully obliterated’ by what she stated.
Natalie Barr (pictured left along with her Sunrise colleague David Koch) had a go at Lisa Wilkinson and rival community Channel 10 on Wednesday morning
Wilkinson gained a Logie for her reporting on Ms Higgins’ declare that she was raped in Parliament House.
‘Your honour, this speech didn’t must be made,’ Lehrmann’s barrister Steve Whybrow stated.
Mr Whybrow launched the keep utility on Tuesday, following Wilkinson’s speech.
He stated a brief keep – primarily, a delay – was the one recourse to permit for a good trial so ‘opposed publicity can dissipate’.
‘It’s untenable in my submission for a trial to be held underneath these circumstances presently,’ he stated.
TV presenter Lisa Wilkinson (left) is pictured with former political staffer Brittany Higgins (proper)
Justice McCallum slammed the media over its reporting of Wilkinson’s speech.
‘What considerations me most about this current spherical is that the excellence between an allegation and a discovering of guilt has been fully obliterated … on Sunday and Monday,’ she stated.
‘The implicit premise of (Wilkinson’s speech) is to rejoice the truthfulness of the story she uncovered.’
She added that Ms Higgins’ allegation had been bundled collectively within the minds of the general public with the work of former Australian of the Year Grace Tame, regardless of a person having been convicted in Ms Tame’s case.
‘Grace Tame was speaking about her expertise after the person had been convicted and served a sentence of imprisonment,’ Justice McCallum stated.
Bruce Lehrmann (pictured), is charged with sexual activity with out consent. He has pleaded not responsible to assaulting Brittany Higgins at Parliament House in Canberra
‘(Ms Tame’s) essential contribution to the authorized panorama was to say ‘the jury is aware of what he did, the general public is aware of what he did, however I am unable to discuss it due to the legislation that prohibits me outing myself’.
‘Miss Higgins is handled as being in the identical class. And she’s not,’ the decide stated.
‘At the second, she just isn’t in that class. That’s what actually troubles me in regards to the final spherical.’
The Crown had opposed the short-term keep, arguing the appliance didn’t define a big sufficient danger to the jury that could not be overcome by orders made by the decide.
Former political staffer Brittany Higgins (pictured entrance) speaks to the media as she leaves the Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices after assembly with then prime minister Scott Morrison in Sydney on Friday, April 30, 2021
‘The take a look at most apt … is an actual and substantial danger that regardless of endeavours by the trial decide there will likely be members of the jury that might have prejudged guilt maybe unaware and that can not be remedied,’ ACT Director of Public Prosecutions Shane Drumgold informed the court docket.
‘We settle for there’s a vital change however the utility restricted to what it’s restricted to doesn’t give rise to a brief keep.’
The Supreme Court was informed Wilkinson could be referred to as as a witness on the trial.
On Monday, Mr Drumgold stated the Logies speech was a ‘regurgitation’ of emotion, making the purpose that Ms Wilkinson had stated related issues beforehand.
Justice McCallum stated, in abstract, Ms Wilkinson’s speech amounted to saying: ‘Not solely do I consider her, however she’s courageous and extraordinary and she or he’s an important factor that is ever occurred to me and I’m happy with bringing ahead her allegation …
Justice Lucy McCallum stated the general public has conflated the case of Brittany Higgins (proper) with the work of former Australian of the Year Grace Tame (left), regardless of a person having been convicted in Ms Tame’s case
‘We know that the accused has given a recorded interview wherein he denies any sexual exercise passed off,’ she stated.
A earlier keep utility was dismissed by Justice McCallum in April, when she stated she wasn’t persuaded instructions given to the jury could not alleviate considerations of prejudice in opposition to Lehrmann.
Mr Drumgold argued the second utility constituted ‘a re-agitation of that order’.
The case was initially as a result of start on June 6 however was delayed till June 27 after Lehrmann’s barrister pulled out days earlier than the trial.