Sky News host Rita Panahi has demanded Lisa Wilkinson be charged with contempt of court as calls grow for her to be sacked following her Logies speech

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Sky Information host Rita Panahi has demanded Lisa Wilkinson be charged with contempt of court docket as calls develop for her to be sacked following her Logies speech. 

Panahi has insisted authorized motion be taken towards The Undertaking co-host accusing her of ‘a***hattery’ and appearing like somebody who ‘believes the regulation does not apply to her’. 

‘A highschool media research scholar may’ve advised Wilkinson, and the complete brains belief at Ten, that the speech was out of bounds,’ she wrote in a scathing column for Herald Solar. 

Wilkinson is beneath heavy fireplace after she talked about alleged rape sufferer Brittany Higgins in her speech moments after profitable the Excellent Information Protection Logie award for her one-of-one interview with the previous ministerial staffer in 2021.

Sky News host Rita Panahi has demanded Lisa Wilkinson be charged with contempt of court as calls grow for her to be sacked following her Logies speech

Sky Information host Rita Panahi has demanded Lisa Wilkinson be charged with contempt of court docket as calls develop for her to be sacked following her Logies speech

Panahi has insisted legal action be taken against The Project co-host accusing her of 'a***hattery' and acting like someone who 'believes the law doesn't apply to her'

Panahi has insisted authorized motion be taken towards The Undertaking co-host accusing her of ‘a***hattery’ and appearing like somebody who ‘believes the regulation does not apply to her’

The acceptance speech has pressured the rape trial which was attributable to begin subsequent week to be rescheduled till October and will end in Wilkinson being charged with contempt of court docket.

‘Wilkinson is not some inexperienced intern who did not know any higher; she is a media veteran in her 60s properly conscious that her speech may undermine the accused, Bruce Lehrmann, receiving a good trial,’ Panahi wrote.

The Sky Information host introduced up an previous tweet made by Wilkinson that indicated she was conscious of the authorized repercussions of mentioning particulars of the Higgins trial.

‘On the difficulty of the 26yo man summonsed for an alleged sexual assault of a lady in Parliament Home in March 2019 can I implore everybody to respect what’s in play right here,’ Wilkinson wrote on August 6, 2021.

‘Naming the person on social media & passing judgment may have dire penalties for the result of any trial.’ 

Panahi claimed Wilkinson believed the ‘regulation does not apply to her’ and that the backlash from the speech ought to ‘function a warning to others within the media’.

There are rising requires Wilkinson 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.

Viewers have additionally jumped on the bandwagon calling for her to be sacked or not less than taken off-air till an consequence within the rape trial is reached.

‘Producers and editors, please get this particular person from TV, radio and newsprint. she is completely embarrassing on your organisations,’ one man posted on-line.

The fallout from Lisa Wilkinson's Logies award acceptance speech continues with calls for her to be axed

The fallout from Lisa Wilkinson’s Logies award acceptance speech continues with requires her to be axed

One lady added: ‘ She must go , her EGO is so massive , Channel 10 have to take away her from The Undertaking. Only a piece of labor, would not have any concept about interviewing individuals, time she went.’

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One other lady wrote: ‘Sure she needs to be held accountable for her conceited actions and sacked. A really painful lady.’

Some went so far as calling her a nationwide shame. 

‘Absolutely in some unspecified time in the future 10 will realise Lisa is a legal responsibility? She has made that present unwatchable,’ one lady commented.

One other wrote: She needs to be sacked or arrested,. Who does she assume she is?’

Others reluctantly believed Community 10 will stand by her.

‘She’ll little question have the complete endorsement and assist of Channel 10 and ‘The Undertaking’,’ one man wrote.

‘Cynical me thinks it is an try to remain related as she slowly fades into obscurity together with all the remainder of the ‘Woke People’ she works with. 

There is a growing chorus of calls for Lisa Wilkinson to be sacked over her Logies speech

There’s a rising refrain of requires Lisa Wilkinson to be sacked over her Logies speech

Other viewers called for Lisa Wilkinson to be taken off-air by Channel Ten until an outcome in the Brittany Higgins rape trial

Different viewers known as for Lisa Wilkinson to be taken off-air by Channel Ten till an consequence within the Brittany Higgins rape trial

Many viewers have jumped on the bandwagon calling for the media veteran to be sacked

Many viewers have jumped on the bandwagon calling for the media veteran to be sacked

The huge backlash prompted a few of Wilkinson’s supporters to leap to her defence. 

‘Lisa Wilkinson hasn’t come this far to deliberately jeopardise anyone. As a younger editor she educated a technology of teenagers about their physique’s I would not of survived the abuse I would suffered with out the data she provided in Dolly magazine. Everybody’s so fast on the bandwagon,’ one particular person tweeted on Thursday.

One other argued: ‘However she made no judgement, did not give her opinion , nor point out something pertaining to the case ! How is that jeopardising, contempt? It is simply the accused in search of an excuse to not go to trial.’ 

Wilkinson joined Community 10 in late 2017 following her highly-publicised departure from 9 over a pay dispute.

The community have stood by Wilkinson and employed one among Australia’s prime barristers amid issues she might be charged with contempt of court docket.

Australian Bar Affiliation president Dr Matthew Collins was approached to signify Wilkinson and the community on Wednesday, simply hours after he blasted her on breakfast tv over the ‘ill-fated’ Logies speech.

Lisa Wilkinson (right) won a Logie for her television interview with alleged rape victim Brittany Higgins (also pictured)

Lisa Wilkinson (proper) gained a Logie for her tv interview with alleged rape sufferer Brittany Higgins (additionally pictured)

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

The letter included references to the truth that ‘interfering with the court docket proceedings may end in contempt’.

It’s unclear if Wilkinson shall be charged with contempt of court docket, nevertheless, it’s understood that she may discover out about any penalties by the shut of enterprise on Thursday.

It follows scathing feedback from ACT Chief Justice Lucy McCallum on Tuesday, when was pressured to postpone the trial of Higgins’ accused rapist attributable to Wilkinson’s speech.

Wilkinson’s Logies speech late Sunday night time was watched by tens of millions of viewers moments after profitable a Logie for her interview with Ms Higgins days after the previous Liberal staffer went public together with her allegations she was raped at Parliament Home by a colleague in 2019.