An unearthed video of comic Dave Hughes roasting Lisa Wilkinson about her pay disparity claims on the 2018 Logies has been unearthed, simply days earlier than her bombshell autobiography, It Wasn’t Meant To Be Like, is ready to be launched.
In her e book, the 61-year-old makes a collection of claims about her former co-host Karl Stefanovic and the way she left Channel 9 over a reported gender pay hole dispute.
On the awards ceremony, Hughes quipped that Lisa was incomes ‘double’ than her co-hosts on The Undertaking after transferring to Channel 10.
Awkward: Lisa Wilkinson (pictured on the 2018 Logies alongside Waleed Aly, proper) was on the centre of a joke about pay parity in a speech by comic Dave Hughes – the place he claimed she earned ‘double’ than her co-hosts on The Undertaking
In his opening speech, Hughes addressed Wilkinson head-on as she sat together with her Channel 10 colleagues – whereas her former At this time present co-host Stefanovic, 47, sat on one other desk close by.
‘You left for pay parity. I do know you weren’t getting pay parity, have been you Lisa? No,’ he mentioned.
‘…And also you’re not getting pay parity at The Undertaking both. Now you’re incomes double!’ he added, as she sat beside her co-host Waleed Aly.
‘You left for pay parity. I do know you weren’t getting pay parity, have been you Lisa? No,’ Hughes mentioned. ‘…And also you’re not getting pay parity at The Undertaking both. Now you’re incomes double!’
All smiles: Because the viewers let loose a pant, Lisa gave a clumsy thumbs-up to the digicam
Because the viewers let loose a pant, Lisa gave a clumsy thumbs-up to the digicam.
He ended the joke: ‘Don’t blame me for that joke. Blame it on Carrie [Bickmore, Wilkinson’s other co-host] and Waleed!’
The awkward laughing from the desk could properly have hinted to deeper tensions over pay on The Undertaking, although they did not touch upon the joke on the time.
In August 2020, Community 10 refused to touch upon rumours Lisa earns between $1million and $2.3million per 12 months when approached by Day by day Mail Australia.
The quantity is which was mentioned to dwarf the package deal of her co-hosts together with Bickmore and Aly.
Shut by: Lisa’s former At this time co-host Karl Stefanovic was sat at a desk close by on the occasion
In was reported in 2015 that Waleed Aly and Carrie Bickmore earned the identical annual wage of $500,000.
The Queensland Instances reported on the time that the pair had ‘matching offers’ with Channel 10, however this example could have modified since.
A later report in The Day by day Telegraph in 2019 claimed that Bickmore – who has been with the present since its inception – was incomes an annual wage of $750,000.
Wilkinson was incomes $780,000 a 12 months on a two-year contract when she left Channel 9 2017, in response to The Australian.
In the meantime, Stefanovic’s three- to five-year contract was mentioned to be value between $2million and $3million yearly, relying on the present’s efficiency.
Pay: In August 2020, Community 10 refused to touch upon rumours Lisa earns between $1million and $2.3million per 12 months when approached by Day by day Mail Australia
Wilkinson left the At this time present in October 2017.
On the time it was broadly reported the 9 Community was ‘unable to satisfy her expectations’ after she demanded equal pay with Stefanovic.
9’s then-CEO Hugh Marks mentioned she had requested for $2.3million per 12 months, which might have surpassed Stefanovic’s base annual wage of $2million.
He added that Wilkinson’s different media offers, together with with the now-defunct HuffPost Australia web site, additionally affected her wage.
‘The rationale we walked away from Lisa is as a result of we aren’t in a position to safe [other] rights together with her,’ Mr Marks mentioned.
‘She has a lot of industrial rights with different events. Her association with the Huffington Submit restricts our capacity to have interaction together with her digitally – we’re restricted from partaking together with her additionally on social media.
‘I hate the very fact we’ve got to check her with Karl, however with him we’ve got all these rights. With Lisa we don’t.’
Claims: Following her departure in 2017, 9’s then-CEO Hugh Marks mentioned she had requested for $2.3 million per 12 months, which might have surpassed her co-host Karl Stefanovic’s base annual wage of $2 million
Over the weekend, Wilkinson instructed The Sunday Telegraph, the claims are ‘utterly unfaithful’.
‘Hugh Marks mentioned that in my 9 negotiations I demanded $2.3 million. That’s utterly unfaithful and that determine shouldn’t be even remotely near what I mentioned with him,’ she mentioned.
She went on to say she wished to ‘get a extra equal share of the enormously elevated spoils of the At this time present’.
‘I merely requested that since Karl and I had just lately taken the At this time present to No.1 in 2016, that there be a extra equal share of the enormously elevated spoils of the present’s success, particularly as soon as I knew the extent of the gender pay hole that existed between us,’ she added.
Lisa Wilkinson’s new e book It Wasn’t Meant To Be Like This can be launched on Wednesday November 3.
‘That’s utterly unfaithful’: Lisa instructed The Sunday Telegraph , the claims are ‘utterly unfaithful, disparaging’ and hurtful’