Lisa Wilkinson’s bungled Logies acceptance speech is the most recent chapter in a hellish 12 months for the extremely paid The Challenge co-host and Community 10 star.
From a releasing a tell-all memoir that did not go over effectively with colleagues and now sits in discount bins, to a humiliating airport search, to happening the assault after images of her sipping a solo margarita had been printed, to the potential of contempt fees, it has been a difficult 12 months.
Wilkinson’s televised 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.
In the identical second the star, who’s reportedly paid $1.7million by Channel Ten, celebrated one among her journalism profession highlights, Wilkinson, 62, added to a rising lowlights reel from the previous 12 months.
Here’s a number of Wilkinson’s most forgettable moments when she grew to become the story previously 12 months.
Lisa Wilkinson’s bungled Logies acceptance speech is the most recent chapter in a hellish 12 months for The Challenge’s widespread co-host and highly-paid community star
Ms Wilkinson with husband Peter FitzSimons, an writer, widespread columnist and former Wallaby rugby participant
Logies week obtained off to a nasty begin when Wilkinson was left fuming after the steel underwire in her bra confirmed up throughout an airport scan, prompting an ’embarrassing’ public pat down.
She took to Twitter to share her ‘inappropriate’ expertise prompting dozens of ladies to return ahead with their very own safety screening horror tales.
‘At Brisbane Airport & Adelaide Airport the scan confirmed up the underwire in my bra & zip on my denims & I needed to have a full pat-down in each areas,’ Wilkinson tweeted.
‘Embarrassing, uncomfortable, inappropriate and must be mounted.’
Lisa Wilkinson (pictured in 2019) has been left fuming after an airport scan discovered steel underwire in her bra prompting an ’embarrassing’ public pat down
The TV host took to Twitter to complain concerning the ‘inappropriate’ expertise prompting dozens of ladies to share their very own safety screening horror tales
Wilkinson additionally expressed help for ABC journalist Louise Milligan who had an identical expertise and was apologised to by Sydney Airport within the thread.
The 2 girls attracted widespread help over the difficulty with many different girls tweeting that they’d felt focused for physique pat-downs.
Wilkinson received two Logies on what ought to have been a proud night time on Sunday.
She was a part of The Challenge group for one for Most Standard Panel or Present Affairs Program and for Excellent Information Protection for his or her interview with political staffer Ms Higgins.
However after praising Ms Higgins in her acceptance speech, there may be hypothesis Wilkinson might face fees, a high barrister stated.
Her feedback immediately led to the trial of Ms Higgins’ accused rapist being delayed.
Bruce Lehrmann was granted a brief keep within the ACT Supreme Courtroom on Monday, after his lawyer stated a jury trial can be ‘untenable’ following the reporting of Wilkinson’s speech.
Dr Matthew Collins, President of the Australian Bar Affiliation, informed Dawn on Wednesday that it’s a ‘severe risk’ that authorities could look into charging Wilkinson with contempt of court docket.
In the identical second the star, who’s reportedly paid $1.7million by Channel Ten, celebrated one among her journalism profession highlights, she added to a rising lowlights reel from the previous 12 months
Ms Wilkinson met with the Director of Public Prosecutions Shane Drumgold on June 15 – previous to the Logies – to debate the proof that she would give on the trial.
On the assembly she learn the speech she deliberate to present if she received the Logie and was warned about it.
Justice McCallum stated Ms Wilkinson went forward together with her plans despite the warning.
‘However that clear and applicable warning, upon receiving the award, Ms Wilkinson gave a speech through which she brazenly referred to and praised the complainant within the current trial,’ she stated.
Justice McCallum stated current media publicity had prejudged Lehrmann’s proper to a good trial.
TV presenter Lisa Wilkinson (left) is pictured with former political staffer Brittany Higgins (proper)
‘The case has accordingly attracted a stage of consideration within the media … that whereas not unprecedented, is definitely excessive,’ she stated.
‘In depth media reporting of alleged felony conduct isn’t mischievous in itself.
‘What’s a possible mischief is media reporting of such points in such a means … it impacts the felony case.’
A spokesperson for Community 10 launched a press release supporting Lisa Wilkinson and stated they take their authorized tasks ‘very significantly’.
‘Community 10 acknowledges the ruling by Chief Justice McCallum and totally helps Lisa Wilkinson,’ the assertion learn.
Sky’s Rohan Dean weighed in, posing the query of whether or not Channel 10 will stand down Ms Wilkinson over her feedback
Radio 4BC breakfast present host Neil Breen, who was the chief producer when Ms Wilkinson introduced At this time on Channel 9, criticised Ms Wilkinson on Wednesday morning
Former Channel 10 climate presenter Tim Bailey known as Lisa Wilkinson a ‘large 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’
The fallout from Wilkinson’s Logies speech led long-time 10 climate presenter Tim Bailey to tear into Wilkinson in a brutal tweet on Wednesday, calling her a ‘large head’, whereas information anchor Sandra Sully and Dawn 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 is perhaps tough, as a result of it’s a very large head. However please strive.’
He added: ‘#LisaWilkinson #Logies2022 #carparkthief’.
Legendary 10 information anchor Sandra Sully additionally favored a tweet from showbusiness reporter Peter Ford blasting Wilkinson’s speech.
That message stated: ‘Such severe penalties from Lisa Wilkinson… if solely she’d caught to mad tales just like the paparazzi who stalked her in Chapel St.’
Individually, Dawn presenter Natalie Barr expressed disbelief on the breakfast TV present on Wednesday, saying Seven at all times runs tales by their legal professionals earlier than going to air.
Radio 4BC breakfast present host Neil Breen, who was the chief producer when Wilkinson introduced At this time on Channel 9, criticised Wilkinson on Wednesday morning.
Breen stated the circumstances behind the indefinite postponement within the trial of Bruce Lehrmann, had been ‘completely extraordinary’.
Breen stated he had been warning for the previous 12 months that ‘the allegations might be made, however somebody wants a good trial’.
‘That’s the premise of our justice system,’ he stated.
‘The magistrates and the Supreme Courtroom justices within the ACT have been warning for a while now about journalists to relax on the commentary relating to this case.
‘As a result of as soon as Bruce Lehrmann stands trial, then he has to get a good trial.’
When Wilkinson dined alone with only a margarita for firm on a Wednesday night time in March, the printed images despatched her right into a spin that shortly obtained messy
When Wilkinson dined alone with only a margarita for firm on a Wednesday night time in March, the printed images despatched her right into a spin that shortly obtained messy.
She raged at Day by day Mail Australia over what was a regular piece of superstar reporting calling the photographer a ‘creepy outdated man’ whose actions had been ‘menacing’.
That led the photographer who took the images to defend himself in an open letter refuting her declare he had walked in entrance of her to shoot his images.
He additionally identified she was sitting ‘within the entrance window of a busy lodge on presumably Melbourne’s busiest avenue’ and was seen to 1000’s of individuals strolling by.
The photographer additionally shot again, saying that he’s 10 years youthful than her – however that making anybody’s age was ‘degrading… and offensive’.
He additionally identified Ms Wilkinson has reported broadly on the non-public lives of others – each on mainstream tv and in her stints enhancing gossip magazines, which included Australian Ladies’s Weekly, Cleo and Dolly.
The episode wasn’t taken as significantly by her Challenge co-host, Peter Heliar.
He awkwardly joked throughout a stay cross to her in Broome, ‘I believe you are there by your self. You may wish to go seize a margarita.’
‘Yeah, I’ll. I positively will,’ she joked.
Wilkinson made headlines final October over her bombshell memoir that partly particulars her fraught relationship with former At this time co-host Karl Stefanovic
TELL-ALL BOOK TENSIONS
Wilkinson made headlines final October over her bombshell memoir that partly particulars her fraught relationship with former At this time co-host Karl Stefanovic.
On the Logies particular care was taken to make sure the previous co-hosts had been stored effectively aside within the occasion seating plan.
Tensions escalated between the pair late final 12 months when Wilkinson launched her memoir, It Wasn’t Meant to Be Like This.
In her tell-all ebook, Lisa claimed former co-host Karl, 47, gave her the chilly shoulder within the weeks earlier than she was sacked by 9.
Lisa defined that she and her husband, Peter FitzSimons, had invited Karl and his associate, Jasmine Yarbrough, to attend their twenty fifth anniversary vow renewal ceremony in October 2017.
Ouch: Lisa Wilkinson’s (pictured) new ebook has hit a street bump, with costs slashed to all-time low lows because the tell-all tome hits discount bins at retailers Australia large. The Challenge host’s memoir It Wasn’t Meant to be Like has been dramatically discounted at main shops
Trustworthy and open: Lisa Wilkinson admitted nights writing her memoir noticed her trying ‘puffy’ with ‘mascara-stained eyes after hours of tears’ in a candid Instagram submit on Monday. She shared this picture with son Jake to Instagram
Two days earlier than the occasion, nonetheless, the couple contacted Peter to say they would not be attending the celebrations as a result of they’d prolonged their abroad vacation.
‘Within the ten days since [the ceremony] Karl hadn’t contacted me, his co-host of just about eleven years, in any respect. No cellphone message, no textual content, no apology, not even a easy congrats. Simply full silence,’ Lisa alleged.
Earlier than publication the Channel Ten star, 61, admitted nights throughout the writing course of for It Wasn’t Meant To Be Like This typically noticed her trying ‘puffy’ with ‘mascara-stained eyes after hours of tears’.
Alongside the caption, the Sunday Challenge host shared a candid picture of herself at residence with son Jake, trying deep in thought as she wrote her autobiography.
5 months after launch the ebook was noticed in a Okay-Mart discount bin promoting for $6 – down from its preliminary worth of $24.
It has nonetheless additionally been nominated within the Australian Guide Business Awards for Guide Of The 12 months (Biography).
OneFour rappers Spenny – Spencer Magologo (left) , Jemz – Jerome Misa (centre) and YP – Pio Misa (proper) pictured with Lisa Wilkinson (again centre)
PHOTOGRAPHED WITH CRIMINAL
Simply final week Ms Wilkinson was pictured posing with a infamous OneFour rapper who bashed a stranger with a chair leg in a pokie room.
The picture was uploaded to Instagram by OneFour, and confirmed TV star Wilkinson smiling with rappers Spencer Magologo, Salec Sua and Jerome Misa, after she interviewed the rap group.
Misa, who goes by the rapping title YP, was jailed in 2019 over a brutal pokie room bashing.
OneFour rapper YP was jailed in 2019 over a pokie room bashing at Carousel Inn, Rooty Hill together with former member Dahcell Ramos
Particulars of the horrific incident had been uncovered in court docket on the time, with Misa and former OneFour member Dahcell Ramos brutally assaulting three males on the Carousel Inn in Rooty Hill, leaving one so severely overwhelmed that he was left unconscious on the ground and coated in blood.
ACCUSATIONS OF BEING ‘OUT OF TOUCH’
In Could, Ms Wilkinson grilled the federal government over the ‘monetary ache’ of their latest scheme, which permits first residence patrons to make use of their superannuation to place in direction of a deposit for a house, will trigger.
The Challenge host’s stance over the federal government scheme has been questioned on-line, with many labelling the previous At this time Present host ‘out of contact’ as a result of reality she has resided in mansions in prosperous suburbs for the final 29 years. (Pictured: Lisa’s former residence in Mosman)
‘Tremendous is supposed for retirement. Is it actually accountable to encourage younger Aussies to go for short-term acquire after they might find yourself with long-term monetary ache,’ she stated to Liberal Senator and then-Superannuation minister Jane Hume.
Her feedback about authorities scheme had been questioned on-line, with many labelling the previous At this time Present host ‘out of contact’ as a result of reality she has resided in mansions in prosperous suburbs for the final 29 years.
She at present lives together with her husband, writer and journalist Peter FitzSimons, in a multi-million greenback residence in Cremorne.
They beforehand owned a a 5 bed room, three lavatory mansion in Mosman with harbour views.