Lisa Wilkinson has shut down public comments on her Instagram account as she faces backlash over her Logies speech

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Lisa Wilkinson has gone to floor and shutdown public feedback on her Instagram as she faces backlash within the wake of her disastrous Logies speech that delayed Brittany Higgins’ rape trial.

The veteran journalist received an award on the star-studded ceremony on Monday for her work bringing to mild Ms Higgins’ claims that she was allegedly raped by former Liberal staffer, Bruce Lehrmann, inside Parliament Home in 2019. 

Mr Lehrmann has all the time protested his innocence. 

Nevertheless, ACT Chief Justice Lucy McCallum instructed the Supreme Court docket on Tuesday that latest media publicity had prejudged Mr Lehrmann’s proper to a good trial – shifting the prolonged listening to from subsequent week, to October. 

Wilkinson, who the courtroom heard had been warned concerning the dangers of her speech, has now blocked members of the general public from commenting on her Instagram images as she continues to cop a barrage of criticism over the scandal.

Over the previous two days, Wilkinson had proudly shared images from the Logies, with the primary exhibiting her posing on the purple carpet in an extended black off-the-shoulder costume. 

Lisa Wilkinson has shut down public comments on her Instagram account as she faces backlash over her Logies speech

Lisa Wilkinson has shut down public feedback on her Instagram account as she faces backlash over her Logies speech 

In a second submit on Tuesday the journalist uploaded a snap captioned ‘Logies purple carpet squad’ exhibiting her alongside fellow The Venture hosts Peter Helliar and Waleed Aly, in addition to comic Hamish Blake and his spouse Zoe Foster Blake. 

However by Wednesday, Wilkinson modified her settings on Instagram. 

Nevertheless, opponents have continued to flock to her Fb and Twitter profiles – that are nonetheless permitting feedback – to reply to the controversy. 

‘Trial by media is rarely okay. An individual is harmless till discovered responsible. In case you weren’t within the room you understand nothing,’ one particular person stated. 

‘Do you are feeling that you’ve got delayed the trial? Disgrace on you,’ a 3rd Tweeted. 

Because the incident generates widespread fury, Wilkinson’s title has turn into a high pattern on Twitter in Australia, with some calling for the  high-profile TV presenter to be fired from Channel 10. 

However whereas Wilkinson might be charged with contempt of courtroom for her actions, her employer has jumped to her defence.

Lisa Wilkinson’s Logie acceptance speech the place she referenced Brittany Higgins may see her going through authorized expenses after Bruce Lehrmann rape trial is delayed

TV presenter Lisa Wilkinson (right) is pictured with former political staffer Brittany Higgins (left)

TV presenter Lisa Wilkinson (proper) is pictured with former political staffer Brittany Higgins (left)

A community spokesman stated: ‘Community 10 acknowledges the ruling by Chief Justice McCallum and totally helps Lisa Wilkinson.’

‘Each Community 10 and Lisa Wilkinson take their authorized obligations very significantly, together with within the preparation and supply of her speech given on the Logies occasion. 

‘In mild of the persevering with proceedings, it could be inappropriate to remark additional right now.’

Dr Matthew Collins, President of the Australian Bar Affiliation, instructed Dawn on Wednesday that it’s a ‘severe chance’ that authorities might look into charging Wilkinson with contempt of courtroom. 

Contempt of courtroom is when a person who is named to present proof deliberately engages in behaviour thought of to be disrespectful to the courtroom or Justice of the Peace. 

Lehrmann's trial likely to be later this year after Chief Justice Lucy McCallum agreed to delay court case after Lehrmann's lawyers argued Ms Wilkinson's actions threatened a fair trial

Lehrmann’s trial more likely to be later this 12 months after Chief Justice Lucy McCallum agreed to delay courtroom case after Lehrmann’s attorneys argued Ms Wilkinson’s actions threatened a good trial

He stated Wilkinson may discover herself in scorching water as her feedback had the ‘tendency to intrude with the administration of justice’. 

‘It is definitely doable that the authorities will probably be trying on the speech that she made to the Logies and assessing that speech towards the usual which applies on this department of the legislation and that customary is did something she do generally tend to intrude with the administration of justice,’ he stated.

‘The entire level is that any particular person in our neighborhood going through a cost like that is entitled to the presumption of innocence.

‘That signifies that going into the courtroom there needs to be no preconceptions a method or one other, so the jury can focus actually keenly on the proof because it unfolds within the witness field and it places out their thoughts something that they may have seen within the media…’

Sky Information Outsiders host Rohan Dean additionally weighed in, posing the query of whether or not Channel 10 will stand down Wilkinson over her feedback as media have been beforehand warned by the choose to not touch upon the Brittany Higgins case.

‘Seeing because the choose instructed the media to not touch upon the Brittany Higgins case will Lisa Wilkinson now be charged with contempt of courtroom and can she be suspended from Channel 10? 

President of Australian Bar Association, Dr Matthew Collins said Wilkinson may be in legal trouble as her comments had the 'tendency to interfere with the administration of justice'

President of Australian Bar Affiliation, Dr Matthew Collins stated Wilkinson could also be in authorized hassle as her feedback had the ‘tendency to intrude with the administration of justice’

In Wilkinson’s Logie acceptance speech she made reference to Brittany Higgins and her story to simply shy of 1 million viewers

‘Or is it one rule for lefty celebrities and one other for the remainder of us?’ Mr Dean requested.

The ACT Director of Public Prosecutions declined to touch upon whether or not The Venture host will probably be prosecuted after questions from Day by day Mail Australia.

‘The Director doesn’t touch upon issues presently earlier than the courtroom, together with touch upon points ancillary to present proceedings,’ a spokesperson stated.

Dr Collins stated Wilkinson’s feedback and the media consideration the case has garnered has made it exponentially tougher for members of the jury to use the presumption of innocence and focus solely on the proof given within the trial. 

‘The issue arises when the fabric is within the nature of sensational protection, very very near the beginning of a trial as a result of it may be tough to tell apart between what occurs within the courtroom and what occurs outdoors it,’ he stated.

‘A method wherein judges can management this sort of materials from probably coming to the eye of jurors is by imposing a media blackout.’

The court heard Wilkinson has been warned about the risks of her speech prior to the event

The courtroom heard Wilkinson has been warned concerning the dangers of her speech previous to the occasion 

Dr Collins stated one choice shifting ahead is for the courtroom to impose a prohibition order stopping media from speaking concerning the points within the case.

‘The mainstream media, you guys, perceive the chance inherent in speaking about instances that are about to go to trial earlier than courts, significantly severe excessive profile instances. Clearly this was ill-advised,’ he stated.

In Wilkinson’s Logie acceptance speech she made reference to Brittany Higgins and her story to simply shy of 1 million viewers. 

Because of the speech, Bruce Lehrmann’s case was granted a brief keep within the ACT Supreme Court docket on Tuesday after his lawyer stated a jury trial can be ‘untenable’ following The Venture host’s speech. 

No date has been set for the trial which was initially as a consequence of begin on the ACT Supreme Court docket in Canberra on Monday June 27. 

Nevertheless, ACT Chief Justice Lucy McCallum stated whereas she regrettably needed to delay proceedings, an October itemizing will doubtless present sufficient time for publicity surrounding the case to dissipate.