Network 10 host Lisa Wilkinson (above) was absent from The Project's panel on Thursday night following her controversial Logies acceptance speech

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Channel 10 has lashed out on the media’s remedy of Lisa Wilkinson because the fallout from her controversial speech escalates.

The Undertaking co-host is below heavy fireplace after she talked about alleged rape sufferer Brittany Higgins in her speech moments after successful the Excellent Information Protection Logie award for her one-of-one interview with the previous ministerial staffer in 2021. 

She has cancelled all her appearances on The Undertaking this week and there are rising requires the media veteran to be proven the door by Community 10, including to the pile-on from present and former colleagues, rivals and public commentators calling for Wilkinson to be axed.

‘Latest reporting on Lisa Wilkinson by some media organisations has been inaccurate and unfair,’ a spokesperson for Channel 10 mentioned.

‘There are important info that can’t be disclosed till after the trial has concluded.

‘This reporting is now inflicting important hurt and we ask these organisations to stop this harassment to permit Lisa the perfect alternative to offer her proof in court docket and to allow the trial to go forward in a good and well timed method’.

Network 10 host Lisa Wilkinson (above) was absent from The Project's panel on Thursday night following her controversial Logies acceptance speech

Community 10 host Lisa Wilkinson (above) was absent from The Undertaking’s panel on Thursday evening following her controversial Logies acceptance speech

Wilkinson's speech reportedly contributed to delaying Higgins's trial against former political staffer Bruce Lehrmann by prejudicing potential jurors

Wilkinson’s speech reportedly contributed to delaying Higgins’s trial towards former political staffer Bruce Lehrmann by prejudicing potential jurors

Ms Higgins (above) will face Bruce Lehrmann in court on October 4 after accusing him of raping her in Parliament House in 2019

Ms Higgins (above) will face Bruce Lehrmann in court docket on October 4 after accusing him of raping her in Parliament Home in 2019

‘We’re intently monitoring all protection of this problem and Lisa and Community 10 reserve their rights in respect of any future defamation claims.

‘Community 10 continues to totally help Lisa in her ongoing and full dedication to doing the precise factor as a witness within the trial.’

Wilkinson’s speech reportedly contributed to delaying Higgins’s trial towards former political staffer Bruce Lehrmann by prejudicing potential jurors.

Lehrmann is accused of raping Ms Higgins in Parliament Home in 2019.

He denies these claims and acknowledged in a police interview that he didn’t have intercourse with Ms Higgins.

Wilkinson's speech reportedly contributed to delaying the trial between Brittany Higgins and alleged rapist Bruce Lehrmann (above)

Wilkinson’s speech reportedly contributed to delaying the trial between Brittany Higgins and alleged rapist Bruce Lehrmann (above)

On Thursday the ACT Supreme Courtroom set a brand new date of October 4 for the trial.

Chief Justice Lucy McCallum selected Tuesday to delay the trial ‘regrettably and with gritted tooth’ as a result of ‘someplace on this debate, the excellence between an untested allegation and the actual fact of guilt has been misplaced’.

She famous public curiosity within the case wanted to die down earlier than Lehrmann would have entry to a good jury.

On Thursday morning Lehrmann’s defence barrister Steve Whybrow utilized for the trial to be delayed additional, till the start of subsequent 12 months.

‘My software could be, to the extent that the bush fireplace remains to be burning in impact, that the trial start early subsequent 12 months as a result of we wish there to be no additional points and delays,’ he advised the court docket.

‘We are able to foresee the chance that there could also be collateral issues that should be investigated regarding the circumstances which have led to the trial being vacated.’

Wilkinson (left) has been criticised for her acceptance speech for the Outstanding News Coverage Logie award for her one-of-one interview with the former ministerial staffer Brittany Higgins (right)

Wilkinson (left) has been criticised for her acceptance speech for the Excellent Information Protection Logie award for her one-of-one interview with the previous ministerial staffer Brittany Higgins (proper)

Justice McCallum denied his software and mentioned: ‘The publicity this week has centered sharply on the actual fact that was being missed, {that a} man is dealing with trial and he’s entitled to the presumption of innocence.’

Higgins’s Crown prosecutor Shane Drumgold agreed with Justice McCallum’s choice, noting the 102-day delay was extra beneficiant than that given in related instances.

Mr Drumgold additionally introduced on Thursday he was looking for written undertakings by the tip of the day from Community 10, Wilkinson and the house owners of Sydney radio station WSFM that they’d not commentate on the trial.

The written settlement would additionally see the three events agree that any future feedback could possibly be within the contempt of court docket.

Mr Drumgold mentioned if the endeavor weren’t made by Community 10, Wilkinson and WSFM then he would search an injunction to cease future public remark.

The Workplace of the Director of Public Prosecutions is unable to substantiate whether or not the undertakings had been made.

Mr Drumgold additionally mentioned 5 books at the moment being written – from authors together with Sydney Morning Herald columnist Niki Savva, Information Corp journalist Samantha Maiden and Ten’s political editor Peter van Onselen – could touch upon the case.

Justice McCallum mentioned publishers ought to keep in mind Lehrmann is but to be confirmed responsible in a court docket of legislation.

‘Even a dialogue of office tradition has to bounce a fragile dance,’ she mentioned.

‘If the problem is the remedy of an allegation, it is very troublesome to have that debate with out commenting on applicable remedy on the assumed premise that the allegation is true.’

Community 10 introduced on Wednesday it employed high-profile lawyer Matthew Collins on behalf of the Community and Wilkinson simply hours after Dr Collins criticised Wilkinson’s speech on rival Chanel Seven’s Dawn morning present.

 ‘It is definitely potential that the authorities will likely be trying on the speech she made to the Logies and assessing (whether or not) that speech went towards the usual which applies on this department of the legislation,’ Dr Collins mentioned.

‘That normal is, did something that she did generally tend to intrude with the administration of justice?’

It’s unclear if Wilkinson will likely be charged with contempt of court docket however it’s understood that she ought to have been made conscious of any penalties by the shut of enterprise on Thursday.

Wilkinson and Community 10 have since despatched an pressing letter to the decide providing to cease speaking in regards to the case altogether.

Lisa Wilkinson is pictured giving her Logies speech on Sunday night, where she thanked Brittany Higgins for sharing her story of an alleged sexual assault

Lisa Wilkinson is pictured giving her Logies speech on Sunday evening, the place she thanked Brittany Higgins for sharing her story of an alleged sexual assault

Community Ten it ‘absolutely helps Lisa Wilkinson’ and confirmed Dr was employed to characterize it and Wilkinson.

‘Each Community 10 and Lisa Wilkinson take their authorized obli­gations very critically, together with within the preparation and supply of her speech given on the Logies occasion,’ a spokeswoman advised information.com.au.

‘In gentle of the persevering with proceedings, it could be inappropriate to remark additional presently.’